Drawing is the most meditative exercise I experience. As you can see in my work, there is a great deal of time spent repeating a small detail again and again. This is where I create my space for reflection, and is why creating artwork is so important to me.
When designing a piece, I love to include small nostalgic subjects. They can symbolize a place that I’ve had on my mind, or a community I’m pining for. My more recent works have been quite Canadian themed, dreamt up when I was longing to be surrounded by familiar sights and my own traditions.
That same sense of nostalgia is what I most want to instil in my audience. My work will often include whimsical figures to be found, which are intended to pique that same emotion. The images inside a piece aren’t always clear from the beginning, and I enjoy witnessing the sense of achievement my audience can have by finding something new.