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Custom Commission (SOLD)
Hand Cut Photographic Print
30x30"
2021
Asters and Goldenrod (SOLD)
Hand Cut Photographic Print
30x30"
2021
Garden (SOLD)
Hand Cut Photographic Print
30x30"
2021
October 24th
Hand Cut Photographic Print
44x44"
2019
Tiny Succulents - Tiny Township 2
Hand Cut Photographic Print
44x44"
2019
Rankin Inlet In August
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
40x40"
2018
Williams Lake Road
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
36x36"
2018
Koblinz City Forest
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
24x24"
2018
Low-growing Plants of the Tundra (SOLD)
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2018
Forest Floor No. 1 (SOLD)
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2018
Forest Floor No. 2 (SOLD)
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2018
SOLD
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2017
Tundra Plants - August in Nunavut  (SOLD)
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
20x20"
2018
Cranberry Cove, Nova Scotia (SOLD)
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
24x24"
2018
Peggy's Cove In September (SOLD)
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
40x40"
2018
September Forest Floor
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
24x24"
2017


I have lived the majority of my life in a forested acreage in Grey County, Ontario. My early and prolonged exposure to wild things and my deep personal intimacy with my home environment has been a life long inspiration in the creation of my work. My photo-based practice allows me to study and witness the profound intricacies of the wilderness while allowing me to use my process to articulate this intricacy though photographic intervention.

Throughout my 15 years as a practising artist I have been physically manipulating my photographs using hand-cutting techniques. The work, Woodlands, brings together my many years exploring photo deconstruction and manipulation, and through this body of work I use these techniques to further investigate the physical world around me. I spend my days observing and documenting the wonder of the natural ecosystems I encounter, translating these documents into compositions that articulate the natural forms and their relationship to each other. These composition are made into large scale prints which I then physically cut out, separating negative space from positive space. This process reveals a cut paper study of the interconnected forms of the forest, emphasizing the cyclical nature of the seasonal forces of growth and decay. Creating these works is a meditation on the intricacies and majesty of the wild landscape.