Navigating Unsteadiness was the name of my first solo show, held at the Centre for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie, AB in October of 2018.
Abridged artist statement:
My work is a translation of my current poetry practice through the medium of paint and collage dealing with obstruction and illegibility. By purposefully crossing out words or whole stanzas at a time the work is able to be viewed without the explicitness of a diary, but with the same character and effectiveness. My work functions as a declaration and a reminder of the need to be reflective of one’s emotions, rather than specifying a legible and concrete message. The uncertainty of the text ensures the universality of interpretation – it is not so personal that the viewer is unable to relate to the work in front of them.