photographic works > woodlands

Williams Lake Rd - September
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
36x36"
2018
Autumn
Hand Cut Photographic Print
22x22
2018
Summer
Hand Cut Photographic Print
22x22
2018
Spring
Hand Cut Photographic Print
22x22
2018
Winter
Hand Cut Print
22x22
2018
Low-growing Plants of the Tundra
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2018
Forest Floor No. 1
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2018
Forest Floor No. 2
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2018
SOLD
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
48x48"
2017
Koblinz City Forest
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
24x24"
2018
Cranberry Cove, Nova Scotia
Hand Cut Chromogenic Print
24x24"
2018
Redwood Park
Hand Cut Photographic Print
22x24
2018

Through my 13 years as a practicing artist I have been focused primarily
on how intervention with the physical object of the printed photograph
affects a finished visual construction. I have extensively explored cutting
and reconstructing images on various printed media such as
transparency film, hand processed photographic prints, Xeroxed
reproductions and high quality Chromogenic prints. By reworking
the surface of my own photographs, I investigate the tension between
the visual information of a printed document and the physical object
of the photographic print. Recently I have been exploring circular
composition as a visual device. This has given me a consistent
framework in which I can break down the nuances of my subject matter.

I am predominantly motivated to use these techniques to investigate the
physical world around me and to articulate the beauty and chaos of the
realm of the wilderness. I was raised in a forested acreage in
southern Ontario, and continue to live and work on this 200-acre
piece of property. My early and prolonged exposure to wild things has
been a life long inspiration in my drive to create and explore my
world visually. I document and rework my documents as a meditation
on the intricacies and majesty of the wild landscape. My photo-based
practice allows me to study and interpret the profound complexities of
the ecosystem by interacting with the physicality of representation.