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Dregs and Legacy

Dregs. Leftover (cocoa) bubbles in a cup. Satisfied traces in a swig-wake. Just accidental patterns? Or is there art(fulness) in what you leave behind? Our legacy of consumption isn't merely a hot button issue. Every slag story is also about nourishment. There's more here than a byproduct: it's also the proof of savoured pudding. Historically,...

Dregs. Leftover (cocoa) bubbl...

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The Hidden Holy

On the heels of Scrapin' the Wasteland, Stephen (my gracious host) introduced me and my work to more people in his Waterloo neighbourhood. One of those people is David Knight, a pastor at Lincoln Road Chapel. In addition to having...

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Gyres in Jordan

Jordan Ontario is nestled in the heart of Niagara's wine growing region - and thus is home to plenty of spiralling grapevines. This May, I'll be exhibiting some my own favourite spirals, drawn from the last several years' work. These...

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Canada Geese

Moving water does not readily solidify. And so even as frozen pipes fail to deliver a Caledonia morning shower, another nearby trickling flow persists. Downstream from the Grand River Dam, the year-round H2O movement facilitates feathered huddles of Februarian resilience. Canadian as I am, I...

Moving water does not readily ...

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Scrapin’ the Wasteland

[caption id="attachment_344" align="alignright" width="150"] scrapin' the wasteland[/caption] Earlier this year, my friend Stephen Svenson hosted "Scrapin' the Wasteland", an evening of art, song, and ice-capades (and a combination of my Landscrapes artwork with C.D.'s album, Love in the Wasteland. My foray into...

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