“In the Face of Darkness” is an abstract representation of determination and hope; of a person standing strong in the face of challenge and obstacles. It was inspired by my conversations with, and observations of, those who have overcome adversity. Note: a fully detailed description is available.
I want to explore the feelings of isolation and confinement in this print. The geometric shapes are meant to represent the different layers of consciousness of which we identify as the “self” and our “surroundings”. The negative feelings are further expressed with the exemption of colour, thus prompting the […]
Reflecting urban growth in Calgary, organic motifs represent the four city quadrants, vertically and horizontally bisected by transportation corridors, with human figures indicating population disbursement. A hybridized bicycle/auto wheel, supported by a horizontally positioned oil derrick, alludes to the emotional and economic conflict between the oil industry and environmental […]
Based on William McElcheran’s iconic Conversation sculpture, Walk the Talk assigns properties of a photographic negative to the businessmen, implicating that their discussion holds less significance than the conversations with pedestrian viewers, affirming the precedence of public dialogue with urban art.
Situated along a major urban transportation artery, and inviting visual conversation, Jaume Plensa’s Wonderland sculpture, inspires exploration. By abstracting and reinterpreting salient elements of physical materiality, site placement, and accessibility, this work examines the diverse viewing experiences of motorists and pedestrians passing the Encana Bow Tower in Calgary.