Hello. Welcome to my website.
I am a multidisciplinary artist who makes art to spark conversation. My work moves between visual art, video, and performance–often collaborating with other artists and working within the community. I create imaginative worlds that play with an epic sense scale that form allegories for stories that shape the places we live. Whether I am performing sci-fi cradboard puppet shows, or projecting giants dancing cats over a city, I use humour to create the unexpected and to carve out space for new perspectives.
With my collaborations with Ramshackle Theatre, I create sci-fi cardboard puppet shows that merge cinema and live performance. In this work I perform with a video camera on stage, capturing a small-scale puppet show and simultaneously projecting the image onto a large screen. As the designer and principle builder for these projects, I am interested in the relationship between camera and objects: simplifying lines, increasing visual legibility, and communicating through shape, texture, and material. I have presented this work across Canada, from coast to coast, including the Yukon Arts Centre, The Banff Centre, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
I am currently developing a new series that extends my work in video and performance into visual art. Skytrain Sushi explores linkages between trends in Metro Vancouver’s mass transit design and take-out sushi packing. Sign up to my email club to be the first to get a sneak peek as this project unfolds.
Connecting with other artists and using art to bring people together is a large part of who I am as an aritst. As a founding member of the SOFIA Collective and through my programming at the Surrey Art Gallery, I have witnessed how sharing creativity not only opens up new ideas, but can inspire us to respond with our own expression. I am now working with the City of Surrey to bring that kind of experience to the neighbourhood level.
I hope you enjoy the work on this site. And please, feel free to drop me line.