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Levelling the Hierarchy

By | February 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

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Gifted Materials: angora wool, horsehair, Canadian goose, peacock feathers.

By | January 8th, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption|

“I would like to gift you an ounce of angora wool if you are interested?” Read the first note. An incredible gift then appeared for me to experiment with from Bella Thelema and Skye and the bunnies of Golden Maple Farm. They have a small herd (6) of beautiful German bunnies 🐰 who love in colony on their farm. My [...]

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SYMBIOGENETIC MASK

By | November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Symbiogenetic Mask Weave, Beacon Hill Park (Fall), Victoria BC, 9″ x 11″ x 2.5″, peafowl feathers, squirrel hair, Garry oak tree branches, human hair, salt and Borax crystals, string, yarn, tulle, wool, 2019. In September, I wanted to mimic the seasonal behaviour of the Eastern Grey Squirrel by collecting and burying Garry oak acorns. A [...]

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SALT CRYSTALS

By | October 21st, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption|

Peacock feathers, dyed human hair, untreated human hair, salt and borax crystals, cypress tree, hat pin, 6″ x 3″, 2019. Feathers, human hair, and salt crystals My research into the structures of power and division between humans and non-humans begins with an investigation into the colonial history of Beacon Hill Park in Victoria BC. The [...]

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SYMPOIESIS

By | October 13th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Peacock feathers, acorn cupule, squirrel hair, human hair, 3′ x 4.5′, 2019. These assemblages represent the intertwining histories and shared space of the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.Throughout occidental history, we have categorized humans as more-than-animal, and created boundaries and hierarchies in pursuit [...]

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Globalization of Animal Bodies

By | October 6th, 2019|Art of Consumption|

Human hair and peacock feathers, 3.5″ x 1.5″, 2019 My research into the structures of power and division between humans and non-humans begins with an investigation into the colonial history of Beacon Hill Park in Victoria BC. The Indian (blue) peafowl, similar to the Eastern Grey Squirrel (who had been brought from the east coast [...]

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Holobionts 2019

By | August 6th, 2019|Art News, Art Shows|

Holobionts 2019 installation view, plus detail. Squirrel hair, cat hair, magnolia petals, leaf skeleton, human hair, 30% wood fibre acrylic, wax, feather, oak tree branch, acorns. Holobionts are assemblages of different species that form ecological units. Lynn Margulis proposed that any physical association between individuals of different species for significant portions of their [...]

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Unstoppable | April 2 – 27, 2019 | Winchester Galleries

By | March 7th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows|

  Photo of opening exhibition Thank you, collectors, friends and art lovers for attending the opening today. I’m thrilled to report that three of my paintings have found new homes already. Unstoppable is a group show and continues at Winchester Galleries Ltd. until April 27, 2019.   Unstoppable April 2 - 27, 2019 [...]

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shape/colour/form | Winchester Galleries | January 16 – February 2, 2019

By | January 17th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows|

WINCHESTER GALLERIES shape/colour/form January 16 - February 2, 2019 Opening reception: Saturday, January 19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. View show catalogue: https://www.winchestergalleriesltd.com/collections/shape-colour-form-2019 Infinity Squirrel in window at Winchester Galleries, January 17, 2019 Infinity Squirrel, oil on panel, 30" diameter, 2017

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Squirrel Collection Database

By | January 8th, 2019|Art News, Articles and Media, Squirrealism, Squirrel Database|

The Squirrel Collection Database (#squirreldatabase) is a database of objects, photos, and videos containing squirrel imagery gifted to me primarily from 2007 to the present day. One entry, however, is dated from almost a decade earlier. When my grandmother died she bequeathed me a vintage 1970’s Chalkware squirrel-shaped coin bank. Little did I know then, that this [...]

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