Artist’s Statement

Exploring how we negotiate the world with our senses. There’s the ocean. You can’t see it, but you can hear it. Disintegration through pixelation. Creation via digitization.

I was born on Vancouver Island and have spent most of my life on the west coast. Living here, the edges between land and sea are ever present. I am drawn to this demarcation line, a boundary between fluidity and solidity, and the flux of overlapping space between them.

I carry my camera wherever I go, on long walks through the woods, along the beach or just walking through my neighbourhood, and whatever captures my interest, I photograph. Back in my studio, I deconstruct and recombine the imagery to create something new.

I’ve created these digitally constructed landscapes by extracting pixels from photographs and using the resulting shapes as building blocks in a new composition. I’m intrigued by the idea of taking artifacts of past experience captured digitally, destroyed and then reconfigured into something new. The image takes shape as I intuitively layer these photographic fragments, constantly searching for a composition that will resonate with me.

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