My work considers themes of process and materality with connections to people and place. I explore these themes though the use of locally foraged or kindly gifted old farm tools and cooking utensils. My affection for rust and the stories these oxidized objects tell began though a gift of a twisted structual piece of rebar. I am inspired by the unexpected elements of surprise that come with refining repetive processes.
I am also the founder and co-facilitator of Alchemy, an international artist-led residency. Founded on the Toronto Islands in 2015, Alchemy now takes place primarily in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. Visit makealchemy.com to learn more about our work at the intersections of culinary and creative practices and fueled by community engagement.
As a visual artist and trained chef, I explore the fertile common ground between communities and the sharing of art, food, and conversation.
I consider new ways to document the intersection between creative practices, communities and food. My work also investigates how the contributions of artists, cooks and makers can positively impact the well-being of themselves and others. This part of my work is currently the subject of my graduate thesis at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.