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I like to make stuff. I always have. I really like to make stuff out of other stuff...
To make something from nothing.

I told my first-year sculpture instructor that I wanted to carve Marble like Michelangelo... He looked at me kinda funny and told me that Michelangelo carved marble because it was there. The hills were full of it. Then he asked me what we have an abundance of. My answer was, garbage...

I haven't looked back.

I have a diploma in fine art from Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia and I hang an honors degree on my wall, that I earned at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

My work has always walked a fine line between the high-brow Fine Art and the low brow Craft world, however I've never believed that such distinctions…

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  • Born on November 23
  • Joined March 10, 2011

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junk, wood, wood junk, junk wood, recycled junk, reclaimed junk, even more and more junk

About

I like to make stuff. I always have. I really like to make stuff out of other stuff...
To make something from nothing.

I told my first-year sculpture instructor that I wanted to carve Marble like Michelangelo... He looked at me kinda funny and told me that Michelangelo carved marble because it was there. The hills were full of it. Then he asked me what we have an abundance of. My answer was, garbage...

I haven't looked back.

I have a diploma in fine art from Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia and I hang an honors degree on my wall, that I earned at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

My work has always walked a fine line between the high-brow Fine Art and the low brow Craft world, however I've never believed that such distinctions should exist in the art world and every artist that I've ever respected has told me the same. Maybe that's just birds of a feather, but...

I like form and function.

I tend to be highly-functional with my work which is why it has always initially landed me within the craft classification, but I also am compelled to express myself through the materials and subject matter that I choose as an artist. I see Visual Art as a documentation of a person within a place and time. To me, "good art" is a language of itself which represents many things (about the person, place and time) in many layers while at the same time aesthetically capturing attention long enough to convey some of those things.

That's what I hope to do. I work predominantly with trash but the trash doesn't look good, all slapped together, welded or glued. It always still looks like trash. So, I like to make it look like it never was trash in the first place...

I've met, taught and worked with some great people and spectacular artists at schools, within the film industry, on stage, special events and hey, even fellow etsy "crafters" and I can say with certainty that the true blue artists are all a bunch of broke-assed nit-wits with an uncontrollable compulsion to make stuff. And I don't mean rainbow-vomit or nude ink-farts on canvas type of making stuff, I mean really, really makin' stuff.

Thanks for the visit.

I hope you like,
the stuff,
I like,
to make.


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