The Clock Tower at 4 am, 2021
mixed media with clock and boxing glove

The Clock Tower at 4 am (details), 2021

High Rise, 2022, wood, polycarbonate, paint

High Rise, 2022 (detail)

A Question of Balance, 2021
wood, paint, sintra,  papercrete

 

Against the Image all Weapons are Powerless, 2021
wood, paint, Sintra, steel, papercrete

Deep State, 2021
wood, paint, polycarbonate

Inside the Box, 2021
wood, paint, Sintra

Rift 2021
wood, paint, sintra

Climber’s Wall (Weapons of Mass Distinction), 2021
trophies

Trophies are re-purposed as footholds for upward striving organizational “climbers.”

Climber’s Wall (Weapons of Mass Distinction), 2021
details

Dark Star, (Weapons of Mass Distinction), 2020
trophies, paint, wood, metal, glitter

Dark Star re-imagines a medieval weapon as a tool where trophies become ordnance aimed at the less successful. Dark Star mocks a culture of competition and individual triumphalism.

 

Dark Star (Weapons of Mass Distinction), 2020
details

Last Retreat of the Focus Group, 2019
papercrete, wood, paint

The shoulders of giants are crowded with high-achievers.

Moving Forward, 2019
sintra, paint, mechanics

The Emerging Artist, 2019
papercrete, acrylic paint on canvas, crutch

 

Grand Safari of the Consensus Builders, 2019
papercrete, Sintra, acrylic paint

 

The Blind Navigators, 2018
papercrete, steel, canvas, water

Advance of the Small-Hoofed Arguments, 2019
papercrete, mulberry paper, ink, wood, bamboo, acrylic paint

A Higher Vision, 2018
hydrostone, wood, Sintra, acrylic paint, plexiglass

Battle for the Ownership of Silence,
2016
hydrostone, metal, wood, acrylic paint

No Place for Emily
2014

 

This piece represents Charles H. Scott, the first principal of what would eventually become Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In 1926, Scott hired Group of Seven members Frederick Varley and Jock MacDonald to teach painting. Both Varley and MacDonald implored Scott to hire Emily Carr as well, but Scott refused. The student body at the time was entirely female, and the teaching staff entirely male.

Original bust of Charles Scott by Jack Harman

Oral Harvest
rubber, steel, aluminum

Many Rivers, continually in progress

Many years ago I decided to collect samples from every river I crossed, often with great difficulty as many major rivers are barricaded from public access. Collecting water in this way has changed my relationship with these rivers and the landscape they run through.
This work now contains samples collected from the following rivers: Thompson, Fraser, Columbia, Red, Assiniboine, Mackenzie, Mississippi, Avon, Little Pic, Kamanistiquia, Similkameen, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arno, Rhine, Kennet, and the Kicking Horse.

 

 

 

 

No More Play, 2021
crutches, hockey stick blades, acrylic paint

This piece was inspired by a visit to El Santuario de Chimayo in New Mexico whose chapel contains an anteroom where hundreds of abandoned crutches line the walls. Aspects of sport can be likened to cults whose fans assume the attributes of true believers.

Flex Sticks, 2022, rubber, felt