Teaching Philosophy

My teaching life started as a guest speaker and developer of workshops at professional conferences typically around green building. I found the experience of creating a platform for dialogue and exploration extremely gratifying and have since taught numerous courses, primarily at the undergraduate level. Regardless of the course that I’m teaching, my approach to teaching […]

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Check out changeasart.org

I worked on this website website when Paul Shrivastava was the direector of Concordia University’s David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. The website isn’t currently active, but there is still a lot of great information on this site for people interested in the ability of art to make measurable changes – in a community, in a space, in people’s […]

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Fracking Sketches

This is a continuation on my exploration of the modern Canadian landscape. These are not-quite abstractions based aerial images of fracking sites. These are quite small, and I’m mainly playing with materials… I’m still experimenting with this concept, more to come.

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Check out Ecofeedback.ca

I put together a website on ecofeedback a few years back. While ecofeedback is no longer my main area of interest, there are still a lot of really neat projects on the site to learn from.

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2015 Global Health Conference on Climate Change

I’m givings a talk on May 2nd at the 2015 Global Health Conference on Climate Change. The talk, “Public Art with Punch: How Public and and design can help support Sustainable behavior change” which draws from a number of examples of art and design pieces collected in the Change as Art collection of projects.  

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Be Moved by Art Interviews

As part of my work with the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise I was able to work on the development of duel galleries in the MB Building at Concordia University. In the north stairwell, there is an exhibit of one body of work by Lori Nix, and in the South Stairwell as a collection […]

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Video from EcoHealth 2014 Conference

I was lucky enough to participate in the wonderful EcoHealth 2014 conference in Montreal in August 2014.  My short talk on “Art as Change: Change as Art” was part of a panel discussion on a variety of topics related to health and sustainability.  Here is video from my talk.

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Oh Canada… (paint)

This is a continuation of a previous exercise, which you can see here. Canadian national identity is closely tied to its landscape and this project aims to update – rather than reinvent – the visual language of Canadian landscape painting. The juxtaposition of art historical views of our nation, via the landscapes of well-known Canadian […]

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Oh Canada… (lino)

This is a series completed as course work at Concordia University, as part of my BFA. This series was done by manually carving out drawings meant to reference the iconic Canadian landscape imagery of Lawren Harris and Tom Thompson. These artist’s work, while modern, are mostly about 100 years old now and represent an idealized […]

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