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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Growth – and ends, or a means?

I was just revising a presentation for one of my classes on the topic of economic growth; in the presentation I present a few alternative approaches to assessing “success” on the national and international level. Proponents of steady state economics and the degrowth movements suggest that in “(over)developed” economies there is no longer a strong […]

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Dreamscapes

Mostly completed as part of coursework, I made a series of sketches in paintings related to imagery encountered in dreams. If for nothing else, try to remember your dreams – they almost always make interesting paintings.  

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Propaganda Techniques Bingo

I would like to share with you a new take on an old game I’ve developed for my students and those of you who are occasionally brave enough to watch news television. This is is a game that you can play alone or with the whole family, no matter your political persuasion – as persuasion […]

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