I feel like I am much more an explorer on this planet rather than a permanent resident as I’ve always held a great curiosity for the world around me. My art is a direct reflection of this exploration and curiosity. It is my need to document that fuels my creative process and has turned my work into something that I have to do, instead of something I choose to do.
I am currently attending the University of Windsor, and I find that to create a strong body of work is to focus on a theme while exploring the various projects and new mediums that are demanded by my education. Recently I’ve been interested in relationships. I’m fascinated with how one’s relationship to their city changes their lifestyle, and what it means to change your relationship to your city. I’ve been working on projects that explore and manipulate these relationships.
I like being able to communicate with an audience and I find the most effective way to do so is to make easily distributable work. Most of my work, as of late, has taken the form of small publications (zines), online photography projects, and mailable care packages. Design often plays a strong role in what I produce and what I enjoy contrasting my creative process; which often develops very organically, to the stark rigidity of graphic design. I find that my best work often comes out of playing with this contrast.
I plan to continue to explore the interaction between me and my current residence of Windsor, Ontario. I hope to expand my repertoire of mediums and techniques, and continue to grow as an artist. Most importantly, I hope to remain passionately curious.