“containment” series

Artist Statement

I reside in Vancouver’s West End, where the ocean forms an integral part of the urban landscape. A multitude of human made structures crowd the natural beauty of the water and its shoreline. Ships are considered iconic, but the looming shapes and textures of freighters encroach the waterways, ready to spew container after container of goods for the surrounding population to eagerly consume. 

This series explores urban consciousness, especially as it relates to the geography of the city and its waterways.  I push beyond the glittering icons to examine the rawness that lies beneath the surface. I pose questions about the price we pay, beyond the cost of the goods, for their manufacture and conveyance. My inquiry is expressed through a mixed media process that employs repurposed papers found on urban streets with layers of mark making, inks and paints.