Hello!  Welcome to an online glimpse into my life.

 

At times wondering if there is still time to pursue my love of singing or comedic writing, I am a wannabe
city slicer stuck in suburban hell who has the utmost respect for those who sustain rural or wilder
ecologies.  Able to sleep just about anywhere except beside my snoring husband, I often dream in
colour despite being drawn to all things black and white and think the world would be a better place if
humans evolved from trees.  Particularly interested in how matter matters and minimal expressions
that have the potential to communicate broadly and ethically, I am personally striving to reduce, simplify
and carefully consider what I put into the world.  

I am at my best when:

  • surrounded by plants,

  • sitting on a sunny step with a neighbourhood cat,

  • on a beach side holiday or wandering cobblestone streets of Italy,

  • sipping on buttery chardonnays or a chilled Lambrusco.

  • treated to spicy foods,

  • supplied with an iced decaf americano; and 

  • thrifting.    


Things that turn me on:

  • the smell of flannels worn around the campfire,

  • R&B music; and

  • well dressed, funny, bald men, more specifically Stanley Tucci and Jason Statham.

 

I am easily irked by:

  • superficial conversations,

  • blind faith,

  • the overly pervasive service industry greeting, "Hey guys",

  • weak metaphors, and;

  • décor trying to pass itself off as art.                                                         

 

On a more serious note, I am an interdisciplinary Canadian artist of German, Scottish, Welsh and  unknown descent grateful to be living, working and playing on the traditional territory of the Wendat Nation and Anishinaabeg people, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy,  in Barrie, Ontario. Currently in the last stages of a SSHRC PhD Research Fellowship at Queen's University, I earned a BFA and BEd at Western University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.  The recipient of a 2016 SSHRC national research grant and the 2017 Michael Smith Foreign Study Bursary for research into the ecological, social and psychological shadows of the global textile industry, I was also awarded the 2017 Research and Writing Award for my thesis Land as Archive: A Collection of Seen and Unseen Shadows.  Today I continue to explore the histories and agency of materials while investigating unmaking as a creative act. 

 

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