Canadian Artist working in Art + Medicine
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Kingdom of Illumination

August 2019

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. 

Kingdom of Illumination exhibition installation shot at the Ou Gallery, August 2019.

Kingdom of Illumination exhibition installation shot at the Ou Gallery, August 2019.

Kingdom of Illumination. 55” 4K TV, 15” laptop, and sound (musical score by Gary James Joynes).

Kingdom of Illumination. 55” 4K TV, 15” laptop, and sound (musical score by Gary James Joynes).

Agira Road, Duncan, BC

Agira Road, Duncan, BC

Cowichan Road, Duncan, BC

Cowichan Road, Duncan, BC

Cowichan Road, Duncan, BC

Cowichan Road, Duncan, BC

Bridge in Duncan, BC

Bridge in Duncan, BC