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Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on June 12, 2013

Urban shoreline by night

This scene depicts a typical urban nighttime view of a curving Great Lakes shoreline. In the distance the light pollution from the bright orange line of the sodium streetlights bleeds up, illuminating the high cloud cover as the lower rain-clouds disperse and drift off. Larger Im ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 24, 2012

Requiem for a parking lot at Homer Watson and Blea ...

A depiction of one of the staff parking lots at the site of the former Budd Automotive plant in Kitchener. The land on which it is situated is the source of much debate and consternation in Kitchener. Formerly home to one of the city’s largest industrial employers, the site ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 29, 2012

This place is a real hole in the ground. (Elora Qu ...

Literally a man-made hole in the ground, the beautiful Elora Quarry swimming hole is one of the region’s favourite destinations. A remnant of the industrial era, the stark vertical cliffs contrast against the river that runs not a hundred feet from the abandoned site, and p ... 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 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