Foraged Materials on wood panel: seagull feather, peanut shells, Garry oak acorns, pine cone, pine frond, peafowl feathers, slate, plastic gems, Garry oak branches, pine cones and branch with red spray paint, wired earpiece, stones, lichen, nut/bolt, rock with paint and writing, ribbon, origami folded paper, bottle cap x 2, City of Victoria tree tag, shattered tempered glass, mini-LED party light, jingle bell, remnants of metal spoon and plastic fork, squirrel fur, lighter, raccoon fur, plastic rope, Ten-lined June beetle, holly leaf, plastic poppy, lint, wool thread, human hair, glass marble, cedar tree, aluminium tag, a pile of woven human hair and squirrel hair, 37″ x 37″, 2020 (full view).

Levelling the Hierarchy (Winter, 2020). For this assemblage, a series of multi-day walks took place via city sidewalks between my home and Beacon Hill Park. I didn’t preplan my route but instead navigated away from main roads to side streets. By chance, I walked through a road construction zone on Sunday morning. As a result, I was able to see objects unearthed by bulldozers still in situ and attached to the earth’s surface. On this day, I collected: a small bell, a battered Armistice Day poppy, earplugs, a metal tag, a dead ten-lined June Beetle, a bolt, a broken spoon, and a painted rock with an inspirational message that reads, ‘Be your best self.’ 

Foraged Materials Feb 2020, 37″ x 37″, 2020 (detail)
Foraged Materials Feb 2020, 37″ x 37″, 2020 (detail)