Acrylic on found wood | 29″ x 12″ | 2017 Inspired by “Marketfresh” by Broken Social Scene
Acyclic on found wood | 25″ x 35″ | 2017 Inspired by “Phages” by The Most Serene Republic
Acrylic on found wood | 24″ x 25″ | 2017 Inspired by “The World At Large” by Modest Mouse
This ongoing, interactive installation aims to repurpose everyday, forgotten, and thrown-away items. Participants are encouraged to write on 1 of 1,078 disposed coffee cups and have their photo taken for display, thus reappropriating unnecessary waste and provoking a dialogue about consumption. This is the first step in collecting 1.2 million cups. Disposable first appeared at […]
Revolution Mural is an interactive installation commissioned by TEDx Youth for their conference in Toronto on Nov 17, 2012. the piece is a sculpture made of repurposed wood that forms the conference’s theme/logo “Revolution”. the letters totalled a size of sixteen feet wide, 1.5 feet tall, and 3 inches thick. they were mounted on 4 […]
This interactive installation creates a public space where personal messages are given and received. words, normally reserved for loved-ones, are type-written on postage tags and hung from a tree. Passers-by are encouraged to take a message for themselves and use the supplied type-writer and tags to write and hang their own message. Neighbourhood Messages has […]
This interactive art installation is a reminder of the potential of public spaces to connect people with one another and create a sense of community. Commissioned for the City of Toronto & Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche 2012, it involved typewriters, computers, projections, and eight translucent cylinders. It was curated by Helena Reckitt and Paul Vet assisted with the technical elements.
I am an Artist, Broadcaster, and avid coffee drinker living in Toronto. I am focused on themes of love, community, and finding inspiration. My work has been featured at Nuit Blanche, TEDx, Art on the Danforth, and other places. I have produced audio works for CBC, The Banff Centre, various films, and others. I have a Masters in Production from Ryerson University, a BBA in Accounting and Philosophy from St. Francis Xavier University, and have studied Podcasting at The Banff Centre.
In all the work that I do I aspire for one thing, to motivate others to live better lives. I hope that audiences leave my work being stimulated and influenced in a positive way. I believe that art can transcend barriers and prejudices and I hope that my work challenges audiences to think differently by exposing them to unexpected realizations.
I am attempting to do this by creating immersive experiences that transport the audience. I often look to analog elements and their juxtaposition with digital culture and audio creations for inspiration. I find that the tactile nature of analog elements both inviting and striking, while audio has a particularly immersive quality. I like to work around themes of positivity, love and beauty, community and neighbourhoods; using inspirations of natural elements to influence my choices.
I get excited when aspects of my work challenge preconceived notions of community, identity, and mental health. I find these ideas exciting because I am constantly struggling with the challenge of self-discovery and expression amidst societal expectations around gender-identity, sexual orientation, and emotional awareness.
My current work is either telling exceptionally motivating stories or trying to connect people by creating a sense of community. I struggle with mental confusion and depression as a result of a brain tumor that was removed in 1992. I try to infuse the positive messages I want to hear into my work as a way to create world I want to live in. I hope to challenge social conventions so audiences may truly discover their own potential.