In August 2019, I completed a one-month artist residency with the Ou Gallery in Duncan, BC. During this time, I meditated on the city, the landscape, and the techniques I was developing in my practice. Over the first three weeks, I created a body of reflections on this unique landscape.
I took photographs of the walks I was taking around the residency and created singled-out low poly landscapes. I also explored the old-growth forests on Vancouver Island and created video and photographic works. The most significant undertaking was the creation of the centrepiece to this exhibition: Kingdom of Illumination. On my drive through interior British Columbia, I saw a grand waterfall on the edge of a mountain and reflected on that experience for weeks. It took many iterations to arrive at the slow build-up of the cosmic stardust water and the methodical droning of Gary James Joynes score, but the work captures a near-mystical relation to the initial waterfall and that sense of eons.