Saturday, 24 December 2016

Commission for a friend. Designed this logo for a newspaper article in an outdoors magazine.

Thursday, 5 May 2016


Hawk returns to the Ether
colored pencil sketch - 2015

Monday, 18 April 2016

Thunder Bay - Screenprint & Watercolor

This project which began as a calligraphy ink drawing, became a one, then two color print in a homemade silkscreen basement studio. Later upgraded to the University art studio as currently a 4 color print. With help from Aaron Veldstra the screen printing teacher on staff, teaching me the tricks and demanding I persevere through the technical difficulties. All the while using custom built tools and squeegees.
Each print is hand pulled and varies. After the printing process each landscape is hand water-colored, a time consuming and old technique used on prints and plates.
In this way no two prints will be alike, each is hand touched with sky tonalities as unique from each other as spectrum's in a given sunset.

I titled the work simply "Thunder Bay".
An overt way of making a statement to the viewer.

New prints will be available in the new year.

If you are further curious on the process and research behind this work, I have an earlier post from the beggining stage.

UPDATE: Was added to the Decolonial Atlas Blog!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

99 problems

While studying for winter twig identification .

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Herbarium Collection

As part of my Environmental studies I was to make a Herbarium collection, which is a standard for a collection of pressed plants with identified qualities. I collected these fifty plants of trees, shrubs, herbs, mosses and lichens from my Boreal Forest region. Part of what led me into this program was that I have been studying local plant medicines and foods for a number of years. I used this large project as a way to further learn the medicines and with the aid of my books I documented interesting uses for each plant on their I.D. cards. Received a very high mark.
Used some artistry to create the outside box cover for some forest bling, which you can see here.
Bunchberry - Cornus Canadensis