Who are you?
I am an emerging artist using painting and sculpture as my mediums for communication.
What do you do?
I make work that explores the many definitions of the ideal form.
Where are you from?
Your style in 3 words?
Contrasting, Geometric, Abstraction
I am a perfectionist, and I obsess over little details.
I am a perfectionist, and I notice the little details.
What makes you different?
I believe in my practice, trust the process and am confident in the finished work.
When did you decide to become an artist?
I decided to become a serious artist ten years ago and went back to school.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process/your work?
I enjoy how the creative process both during and after reflects my current state of my mind. This experience allows me to evaluate and let go of what is no longer serving me in all areas of my life.
A few words about your favourite creation?
My favourite creation at the moment are sculptures that I am currently developing. The forms, made from found objects, papier-mâché, and epoxy clay have an anthropomorphic feeling to them. I call them Propositional Forms.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
Nathalie Du Pasquir
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
I recently completed a proposal inspired by the metaphor of perception within Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. I used past compositions and studies as a point of departure, intuitively extracting primary elements of shape, colour, and form. Through the project, I will explore methods of simplifying essential information to communicate ideas. I hope to attain new techniques for deconstructing form and shape to support my evolving visual language.
Finish the sentence “More important than my career is…“
My family and friends.
2018: Where are we going?
I have been participating in a lot of group show’s this year with some incredible Artists. I hope to be picked up by a gallery in Toronto by the end of the year. Fingers crossed.
When the going gets tough…
Remember this quote from Maya Angelou “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better do better.”
Your city’s favourite spots?
Toronto has fantastic back alleys filled with incredible street art. It’s always nice to take a stroll check out what’s new and then have a beer and do some people watching.
Do you have a vision?
My vision is to develop authentic work that is always in alignment with who I am.
What would you do if you could change the World?
Nothing, I like the world in all of its complexities.
Tell us about your future plans…
I plan to continue making work, travel, and maybe somewhere down the road go back to school for my masters.
Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?