I've been working with exploration and the idea of changeability for a long time, both in my work as a leader of art and wilderness programs, as well as in my visual art. We live in an increasingly unstable climate (socially, too!), and we're going to have to adapt if we want to survive the coming changes. I think that having a flexible mind - an ability to see from diverse perspectives and to find creative solutions - will be essential for all of us in the coming decades.

change/able is an installation of many layers, and many alternatives. The core series of work consists of multi-canvas pieces, easily hung and rearranged into many different configurations, and it will be displayed in a changeable environment with a layered soundscape by about us. The idea is to facilitate play and exploration not only with visual art but with our preconceived ideas about outcome, pattern, and the possibility of change. This page shows only a handful of the change/able pieces, but many more will be on exhibit September 18 to October 19, 2019 at the Gallery @ Cove Commons on Bowen Island.

*Why the slash in the word? Because we're ABLE! The idea here is empowerment. That's the only way we can make positive change. And because even with the word changeable, there are various options for interpretation.

change/able: Love is Everything

53 canvases, each 6x6 inches. This is the only change/able piece that will be sold as individual pieces. Right click and choose "view image" to see a larger image, then use "back" button to return here.

Kid Blocks: What Would You Like the Adults in Your Life to Know and Respect About You?

8 plastic storage cubes containing drawings of 12 children. Real-world children have contributed their answers to the question in the title, and those answers are included in the piece. The rearrangeable sculpture is displayed with a stack of paper and pencils for visiting children to write their own answers. First image is the work in progress. The drawings are sewn onto the inside of the storage cubes using dental floss.


change/able: Game Of Life

acrylic, graphite and coloured pencil. 18 wood panels, each 8x8 inches.
Can be arranged as two 9x9 inch diamonds or combined as below.

change/able: Requiem/Renewal

acrylic, oil, graphite and human hair. 27 canvases, each 8x8 inches.

change/able: Red

26 canvases, each 12x12 inches.

change/able: All the Love I Wanted to Give You

20 canvases, each 12x12 inches.

change/able: Value

34 canvases, each 6x6 inches. Can be arranged as two 17-canvas pieces or combined, as shown below.


change/able: The Instability of Memory

Oil on canvas. 16 canvases, each 10x10 inches. Shown here in detail (one tile) and in two different configurations.

change/able: Space Bees

9 canvases, each 4x4 inches.

change/able: Mayflies

9 canvases, each 4x4 inches. Detail of side view, bottom.