27 October 2014

Swiss Commission

One Billion Mark Coin - 2014 - oil on panel 

Flood Tablet - 2014 - oil on panel

This summer I was commissioned by KBA-NotaSys, the company responsible for the new Canadian polymer banknote security features, to create a series of ten paintings that examined the theme of Payment. In researching what a system of payment involved, I found it could be condensed into two-steps involving a debt, and the clearance of that debt. With this in mind, I explored the notion of the creation of paintings using the addition of a mark, and the clearing away of that mark. Images were formed on the support through these simple actions, sometimes layered upon each other, sometimes covered up. For this series I amassed an archive of images of early forms of currency, and worked with these images to create the paintings. 

The paintings will be on display in Lausanne, Switzerland from December 2014 until December 2015.

13 April 2014

Final Final Critique Installation

Last time in Zavitz Gallery. Might as well fill the place up.

22 September 2013

13 September 2013


Something nice showed up in the mail this morning. 

Getting pumped for October.

29 August 2013

24 July 2013

What a really, truly hard night looks like. 
Tom at the Dome, Ontario, November 20th, 2012. 

22 July 2013

Finally replaced my favourite brush after all these years. This is what becomes of my favourite things in life. Be warned, new sweater, this is what kind of future awaits you.

28 April 2013