Posted on July 5, 2017
‘Green Timbers Study #3’-2017, 40″x 40″
I love the temperate rainforests of British Columbia; my dog’s a big fan too. Green Timbers forest is fully in the center of Surrey and is a city preserve. I’m lucky to have it within walking distance and the dog couldn’t agree more! I decided to try to simulate how it might appear, through his eyes…
Posted on June 26, 2017
Posted on June 21, 2017
‘Green Timbers Tunnel with Dog’-2017, 40″x 40″
Green Timbers Forest is in Surrey. That’s Surrey, in Metropolitan Vancouver, not London England!
My dog “George” is patiently waiting for me to stop fiddling around and continue the “sniff and wiz”.
He’s unaware that he’s been brought here today specifically to model.
Being a charming Standard Poodle, he’s a very good poser and very patient with the hired help (that would be me).
Nothing phases him, if this tunnel was there… he’d jump right in.
Posted on June 19, 2017
‘Marta’s Black OM’-2015, 33″x 33″
This piece is one of a series of collaborations with well known Vancouver Artist, Marta Baricsa,
I love Marta’s work and we entered into a collaborative endeavour, at the suggestion of a curator friend of ours. I’m pleased to say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Marta. I appreciate that she’s trusted me with her work…. knowing full well, that I’m going to manipulate it. This doesn’t surprise me, now that I know Marta. Her confidence in her work, is obvious in every piece.
Posted on June 7, 2017
Posted on June 1, 2017
Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, is a very strange and beautiful place. It seems ironic that a place so “out of our time”, should cough up so many terrific fossils. It’s still very much a hostile environment… baked in the summer and frozen in winter. The fossils literally jump out of the ground, with the weathering going on.
I couldn’t reduce it to a postcard; I had to put a spin on it!
Posted on May 28, 2017
‘Arctic Chopper Crew’-1987, 11″ x 14.75″
After a long and cold winter on the West Coast; summer has arrived! Now, having spent the last several days sweating in the heat; I’m already reminiscing about cooler temperatures.
This shot as taken at -45°C. Just before this, I’d pulled a colour geletin filter out to attach to a lens. The total stillness of the air was momentarily broken by the gentlest of breezes, totally shattering the filter in my hand.
Sun rise in Tuktoyuktuk, on the Beaufort Sea, at noon Dec. 21/1987, the Winter Solstice.
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