Crucial Minutiae (2006 - 2009)

This work’s appearance and intention is inspired by the shapes and forms of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other micro-organisms. I intuitively and obliquely articulate my intimate relationships, past and present, with these organisms. But I am not dictated by this subject matter. It is context for my pursuit and interest in the abstract. Though inanimate, this body of work displays a vivid sense of animation. My choice of form, composition, materials and colour tend to activate the finished work in a way that gives them a heart beat, an uncanny life force. They are my pets; creatures that reflect my inner makeup and also echo the exterior life forms that are forever repeating, mutating and evolving in the natural world.

Lux Operon 2008 Flame worked glass, blown glass, crystal rhinestones, fabric, wool, flock, copper tubing, pvc, metal and battery operated led’s. 18” x 20” x 20”

The Gargonians (son, father, elder, mother and daughter) 2008. Blown and flame worked glass, heat set and burnt organza, Saharan and Floridian sands, felt, fabric, Swarofsky crystals, metal and magnets. Installation measures: 88” x 33” x 14”.

The Gargonians (daughter)

The Gargonians (mother)

The Gargonians (elder)

The Gargonians (father)

The Gargonians (son)

Fungi Kingdom (Morphology of Exophiala Jenselmei) 2008 Flame worked glass, organza, flock, wool, metal and magnets. 4 feet x 8 feet x 3 inches

Fungi Kingdom (detail)

Fungi Kingdom (detail)

Depleted Anthozoa 2008. Flame worked glass, heat set and burnt organza, fabric, aquarium pebbles, wire, metal and magnets. Modular piece. Dimensions variable. Approx. 40.5” x 12” x 22”

Depleted Anthozoa (detail)

Depleted Anthozoa (detail)

Anthozoa II 2008. Flame worked glass, organza, fabrics, flock, metal magnets and aquarium pebbles. Modular piece. Dimensions variable. Approx. 31” x 11” x 22"

Anthozoa II (detail)

Anthozoa I 2006 Flame worked glass, heat-set and burnt organza, fabric, aquarium pebbles, wire, metal and magnets. 8 x 16 x 9 inches. s o l d

Unbridled Fecundity 2007 Flame worked glass, sand, wire, thread, fabric, down, magnets. 18” x 18” x 4.5”

Enomeno
Enomeno
Balyhoo
Balyhoo

s o l d (City of Montreal's permanent collection)

Echo
Echo
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