BOTANICAL DRAWINGS stem from the history of botanical drawing, which gained its footing during the 1600's.  These works are a series of shadow drawings that evolved from the Sun Sketches begun in 2015, acknowledging the agency of other objects and their ability to create and communicate.  Dead plant material was collected from concrete planters in Toronto and dipped in Plaster-of-Paris prior to installation into studio and gallery walls.  Lit with industrial lighting, shadows would sometimes mimic the structure of the original plant.  When more manipulated, shadows from plant assemblages would become more creature like or even monstrous, an observation that has led to an evolving project the Umbrarium: An Archive of Material Shadows; a series of drawings that point to the impact of humans on the geological and geographical state of the earth.  

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