It’s A Good Day For Maple Trees and Evergreens, Sheet Metal and Spray Painted Metal, 5′ x 3′ x 16″, 2013
This Project I really wanted to expand on everything that I have been experimenting with for the four years of my undergrad, which you will see below. I wanted to further the emotional experience that the viewer has the piece and make the viewer become lost in the layers seen within the sculpture. I wanted to experiment with different textures and surface colours in order to create a complex variety within the scene.
Detailed shots of It’s A Good Day For Maple Trees and Evergreens
Inspired by one of York Wilson’s paintings, I tried to create a layered image which would simulate an abstract way of how you would look into a forest; through the trees you see the the lake and the shore which is beyond it.
The Wake, Sheet Metal and Spray painted Metal, 27″ x 27″, 2013(left) & Off the Bank, Sheet Metal and Spray Painted Metal, 35″ x 43″ (right)
I began to use multiple frames in my hanging sculptures in order push the amount of depth and tiny details in my images. This was also my way of taking my layered images further “out of the box”
Across The Lake, Sheet Metal and Spray Painted Metal, 36″ x 26″, 2012
The Lonely Evergreen, Sheet Metal and found Metal, 22″ x 22″, 2012
Lost in the Forest, Sheet Metal and found metal, 12″ x 12″, 2012
To The Hunting Hut, Sheet Metal, 20″ x 24″2012 & Twisted Trees, Sheet Metal, 20″ x 24″, 2012
These two layered images were the first that I decided to attach to a frame. The frame makes the sculptures push the limits of a painting since the metal has become like brush strokes for me. This is when my sculptures began to be called my “metal paintings”.
Off The Island, Sheet Metal and Plexi glass, gel medium and paint (light box), 26″ x 36″, 2012
A Walk in the Bush, Sheet Metal and plexi glass, gel medium and paint(light box), 36″ x 26″, 2011
Theses light boxes I first made in order to create a sculptural object which would work as a mechanism and to further push the idea of a painting. These objects were my first sculptural pieces which were created towards the goal of pushing the emotional experience of the viewer further; for making a larger emotional impact for the viewer.
Running Man, Bronze Casting, 2011(left) & Metal Man, Sheet Metal, 2011
Before being inspired by rural environments and cottage country I was drawn to the movement of athletes