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Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on January 16, 2013

Looking up, falling down (in the gravity well)

Looking up towards the fixed point of the north star, the warm earth contrasts with the cool night sky. Conceptually, the haze lifts from the ground as  shooting stars continue to rain down matter onto the earth, highlighting the continuing connection of our planet with it’ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

Schneider Creek, prison for life.

As urban centres develop, nature is often condemned to serve the sentence for its founders’ crimes against the environment. Schneider Creek, which runs through, above, and below the city is a deeply ambivalent model for a natural rivercourse. At once the jewel of the city&# ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

Guelph Lake—this road we’re on.

Like many of the conservation areas in southwestern Ontario, Guelph Lake is a man-made body of water behind an earthern dam. It is a sad irony that the experience of nature as a recreational destination is mediated through the industrial history of the region. Depicted here at ni ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 25, 2012

One man’s Trashmore is an everyman’s t ...

Renamed McClennan Park after the former mayor of Kitchener who envisioned the rebirth of a landfill as an urban park, the more affectionately known “Mt. Trashmore” has become a favourite recreational destination for Kitchener locals. Pictured here from Ottawa St. S, t ... Continue Reading

Posted in Articles on October 19, 2012

Interrupted Horizons Show

WHEN: November 2-30, 2012 WHERE: Rotunda Gallery, City Hall Kitchener RECEPTION: November 8, 5-7PM Our industrial approach to constructing the landscapes we inhabit creates self-reinforcing disconnects within the historical record that lead to inter-generational blindness of wha ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Looking up from the gravity well.

We live at the bottom of a gravity well—a distortion in space to which things naturally fall down. We can, however, look out on the universe up towards the stars. Here we are pictured looking up to the fixed point of the north star that marks the axis of our Earth’s rotat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Fixed point theorem

The fixed point theorem states that within any bounded dynamical system there will always be at least one point which remains constant from one instant to the next. For us on Earth, despite the many motions to which we are subject—the earth’s rotation, our orbit around th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Prisoners of Gravity

For now, gravity, although the weakest of the four fundamental forces, rules the universe. It keeps us imprisoned on the surface of our world and traps our earth within the prison of the solar system. Recently, however, observations have shown that gravity is no match for dark en ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Life1

Every element heavier than helium that is inside your body was forged in the heart of an exploding star. The four most abundant elements in your body are Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen in that order. Pictured here, the electron orbits of each atom have been visualized as a ... Continue Reading