I love listening to the revelation of the earth visually—turning a rock into colour, or finding pigment in a plant. This vocation drives my work in a gallery show, community project, or painting.
The earth is central in my work—especially dear to me is the fantastic outdoors of Canada—and I aim to encourage people in a sense of wonder toward it. Whether it is a child making crayons from a found-stone and beeswax, or professional artists making paint, or a congregation celebrating the liturgy of a church, my aim is to help the local landscape inform their endeavours.
My cognitive art gives substance to my desire to share a community’s local colours with its people. These spidergram maps present information that is non-linear and unpredictable in its outcome, and while these works don’t involve electronics, their approach is based on modern information theory. These maps are worth looking at closely—they are rich in meaning, and even a little playful.
As an iconographer, my work matures into something more catholic—part of a doorway to the spiritual realities of our world. Grounded in the local colours created from a community, my icons celebrate the voice of our spirit-bearing land by translating a place into an encounter with the Divine. Through meditation and prayer, they are offered as something by which to experience the energies of the Eternal.