Current Work


(dis)robe

(dis)robe is a growing collection of reclaimed, altered and painted garments that explore our culture and heritage, questionning what we choose to wear and to discard, in the contexts of our societies, families, and personal journeys.

(dis)robe: Nursing Gown

This particular gown is my exploration of our cultural heritage around gender, caregiving, and partnership roles.

(dis)robe: Chain Dress

An exploration of heredity, especially of mothering and caregiving roles among girls and women. It may be a chain of bondage or entrapment, but it is also a chain of generational connection.

(dis)robe: Support Garment

Worn here with the Lovely Bush prosthetic pubic hair, and in front of a lovely painting by Lluis Garriga Felip at Art! Vancouver 2017. More photos of this dress in the Woman Story section of this gallery, as it was included in that installation as well. It looks into the many others whose support (and hindrance) we choose to accept and deny as we make our many ways through life.


Change Your Own Adventure

Change Your Own Adventure is a series of rearrangeable pieces, easily hung and rearranged into many different configurations. 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.

Change Your Own Adventure: Love is Everything

25 canvases, each 6x6 inches. Shown in a square configuration and a diamond radial gradient configuration.

Change Your Own Adventure: Requiem/Renewal

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

Change Your Own Adventure: Red

26 canvases, each 12x12 inches.

Change Your Own Adventure: Value

34 canvases, each 6x6 inches. This is an in-progress photo.

Change Your Own Adventure: The Instability of Memory

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










Change Your Own Adventure: Space Bees

9 canvases, each 4x4 inches.

Change Your Own Adventure: Mayflies

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


Identity 1 & 2

Graphite and oil on stretched canvas.

   

Titles withheld.

Graphite, wax crayon and oil on stretched canvas.


Interference 1 & 2

Graphite and oil on stretched & torn canvas. The entirety of W.B. Yeats' poem, The Stolen Child, is written in silver metallic paint on the pair.

   

Roots

Oil on stretched canvas.


Escaping the Nest

Graphite and oil on stretched canvas. Triptych totaling 12x5ft.


Three Craws

Graphite and oil on stretched canvas. Triptych totaling 10x5ft.


Tree of Life 1 & 2, and Venous Tree.

Oil on canvas -- 15x30 inches each.

       

Apocalypse in Pieces

Mixed media on reclaimed BC Binning panels.


Evolution

Felt and bone headdress... sometimes with electric candles.


Seed

Mixed media on stretched canvas. 24" X 24"


White Wash

Acrylic and oil on stretched canvas. 12" X 12"


Red Wash

Oil on stretched canvas. 4 pieces, each 12" X 12"


Hope

Acrylic and oil on stretched reclaimed canvas. 12" X 9"