layered image showing early contact of British and Inuit in canadaian Arctic

The Heart in Conflict with itself, woodcut Installation in Anthem, curated by Derek Besant for the BA International Biennale for the Artist's Book, Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt, August, 2022

also upcoming the fall, 2023 at the Canadian Language Museum, Toronto

ProTO-types Experimental Contemporary Canadian Printmaking
The MTG International Print Triennial in Krakow 2021 curated by Derek Besant


One Step at a time, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2009
Rehearsal for everything
VAC, Bowmanville, 2008
Hot + Cold running water in Washi! @ Lennox, 2008
Vent du nord, Arprim 2008
Thematically, both Everything needs Everything and Rehearsal for Disaster deal with living in a precarious world. My point of view is secular. I use narrative to puzzle out how, without an external guiding code, we can determine and maintain humane relationships.

They play out under Toronto's Gardiner Expressway. Usually emptied of people, except for the girl and the baby, the scene is a backdrop for a moral crisis. It portrays the moment of action when the girl, regardless of consequences, has committed herself to saving the baby.

We know disasters happen and we can't control that. We can, however, try to control how we respond and the idea of a rehearsal for disaster relates in this way, to the Freudian idea of obsession as a psychological preparation. The series as a whole revisits disasters and tries each time to show courage - at least in the imagination - our last and first defense. Along with the thrill and pity of vicarious destruction, the work is concerned with mutual dependency, with not giving up and not giving up on each other.

Ice Storm @ Hamilton Print Studio 2008

Avalanche @ Offthemap 2006 - 2007

Martian Odyssey:home away from home 2006
Martian Odyssey: I will not be sad in this world*

Rehearsal for Disaster and the dream of the red room Windsor Printmaker's Forum 2008

even earlier print work

Broken conga line

9 05 : our town (theatres)

children see everything
good medicine installation view

Everything needs Everything
Loop , Toronto, 2005

see also below


Open Studio, OS detail


Mount St. Vincent University

Eastern Edge





Rehearsal for Disaster
as part of Where she's at
Rehearsal for Disaster @ MSVU

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