The long-term photographic project began during an artist residency in 2015, and continued in a second trip to Iceland in 2018. To produce the images, the artist handcrafted a 4x5-inch analogue film camera and froze local water samples in specially fabricated lens moulds. With the camera and lenses made of ice, numerous sites were captured around Iceland.
The title quotes Halldór Laxness’ novel Independent People, and speaks to the material and immaterial aspects of the project—optics, time, light, atmosphere, and weather. The photographs offer a range of views, from descriptive to more ambiguously articulated landscapes, with some including the optical deviations of the ice lens. The work explores the camera and its optics as sites of experimentation, the translational capacity of photography, the perimeters of vision, and the possibilities of the landscape to reveal and render its own image.
They are lost as soon as they are made, 2015-ongoing 80 archival giclée prints, 16 x 20 inches
Featured in solo exhibition Subarctic Phase (Access Gallery, Vancouver, 2019).
Weathering explores representations of landscape deployed through a range of photographic processes, from silver gelatin prints to laser-cut inkjet prints on silk. As material responses, the photographs function as topographical skins that shift between surface and image.
Weathering, 2017-2018 Silver gelatin prints 10 x 18 inches, 12 x 18 inches Laser-cut inkjet prints on silk 33 x 50 inches, 15 x 40 inches
A public art project created specifically for various storefront windows, Vitrine is a series of 14 subtle photographic gestures in conversation with the possibilities of display. The window serves as a point of departure, functioning as a threshold between interior and exterior spaces and as an aperture that frames our field of vision.
Presented in partnership by Capture Photography Festival and the South Granville Business Improvement Association.
Vitrine, 2017 Inkjet prints on vinyl, 20 x 30 inches
Light & Variation
Light & Variation is a body of photographic work that visually experiments with dimension, light, and materiality. Constructed in the studio and photographed with 4x5 and 8x10 cameras, the complex arrangements are grounded in analogue and hands-on processes.
Pierre/Paysage [meaning Stone/Landscape] is a collection of 10 photographic images that presents transformed representations of space. Printed as black-and-white C-prints, the images show layers of acetate cut into different geometric shapes that have been carefully placed and lit to construct formal arrangements. The images articulate the possible representational slippages in the visual language of cartography, topography, and three-dimensional models.
Pierre/Paysage, 2012 C-prints mounted on Dibond, variable dimensions from 17" x 12" to 30" x 60"
Featured in solo exhibition Form in Matter(Gallery 295, Vancouver, 2013).