Artist Statement

The tradition of landscape painting in Canada has been the primary interest of my practice for some time now, specifically landscape as perceived through individual and collective experiences. The act of observing landscape through art, particularly painting, is tied to memory, nostalgia, philosophies of the sublime, and aesthetic qualities of idealization. These notions are intimately related to the history of colonization, exploitation, gentrification and the current climate crisis.  

To evaluate these structures, I consider how repeated acts of observing, or remembering, provoke a moment of pause, or disruption, from my daily familiarity with local surroundings. Found materials and personal experiences guide my studio experimentations, where I explore simplified and symbolized representations of landscape in art. Walking between figurative and abstract, physical and digital, fact and fiction; painted, drawn, projected and assembled elements repurpose the process of “seeing” to create imagined spaces – in two and three dimensions.