Accumulations obsess me. The number of stars in the sky, the number of carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere and the number of people on the planet are the impetus for my work. My latest work investigates the ideas of presence, accumulation and proliferation.
The current drawings and paintings are the latest manifestation of works that include aspects of accumulation. Earlier works include installations and sculpture that also include accumulations of text, organic materials and objects reflecting my interest in the social condition. The artworks reflect the commitment of time and perseverance in the collecting of gestural marks or manufacturing objects.
I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa.