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

Nemo—20,000 fields beneath the lee.

Looking west towards Kitchener-Waterloo at the base of the horizon, we see Mt. Nemo’s stranded promontory divide the line of the Niagra escarpment. Below, in the lee of the ancient shoreline, the farmer’s fields masquerade as a man-made ocean, highlighting the fact th ... Continue Reading

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

The lightning rod of renewed purpose. (The Tannery ...

Connecting the heavens to the earth, the disused chimney stack of the Laing Tannery district is an impressive sight familiar to the residents of Kitchener Waterloo for a century. Lit from below by the urban light pollution, the contrasting star trails wheel above as if to sternly ... 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 Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on September 19, 2012

Hey, what’s the matter Budd?

The Budd Automotive factory, a notable landmark in Kitchener, fell victim to changes in the industrial and economic ecosystem it inhabited. Currently in the process of demolition, the surrounding urban expanse of its parking lots is reverting to nature while the central structure ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on April 25, 2012

An aerial perspective IV—Smokestack

From above, the stack breaks the low-lying cloud and sends its shadow skyward. “An aerial perspective IV—Smokestack” Acrylic on panel 36×36 in 2012 This painting is in the private collection of Chris Austin.  Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on August 3, 2011

Gravel Pit

This image is a diagrammatic representation of the gravelpit, similar to the ones that dot the landscape in southwestern Ontario. The strong vignetting and aged tone lend a nostalgic feeling, as if to suggest the loss of what was once there. 24x24in Acrylic on panel 2011 This pai ... Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Series, Paintings on January 1, 2010

Meanwhile…

Outside of my normal style, this painting was created to celebrate the birthday of my close friend Chris McInnis, curator of Über Cool Stuff, a Geek Boutique located in London, Ontario. Considering what a colossal comic geek Chris is, I wanted to create something special to mark ... Continue Reading