"My vision moves outside boundaries established by the rationality and empiricism underpinning science by using scientific theory and data as points of departure on my artistic journey. Within this realm, I see mankind not as an arbiter but inextricably bound up in its mysteries."
"I have been an artist all my life, since grade 2 when I started teaching myself how to draw, honing my talents, leading to sculpting with clay at 10 and at 14 teaching myself how to sculpt wood which started a life-long body of work that speaks to the nature of Nature which is Predator/Prey/Environment, windows on those natural systems.
I am intensely interested in how the universe came about and our interactions with our physical reality. At 18, I started reading everything on Particle Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology and by age 23 (1981) I entered the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB majoring in Sculpture and Glass Blowing. In 1999, I got myself invited to (after talking to and then submitting a proposal to the Public Relations Dept.) the Brookhaven National Laboratories on Long Island, N.Y. where I stayed on site for 7 days and talked with Scientists in the Particle Physics Dept. and was able to talk with them on their breaks as well as. getting extensive tours of the entire facility. I was invited as well at that time to participate in the opening ceremonies of the RHIC Operations - Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider- which produces in very small spaces an approximation of the universe pieces of a second after the Big Bang.
I use Scientific theory and data as a jumping-off point to surmise visual stories concerning connections and relationships on very small scales.
In 2003 I was invited to participate in the 2003 Contemporary Arts Biennale in Florence, Italy, where I exhibited three sculptures I had shipped from Toronto, where I lived at the time. I have a standing invite to the Biennale.”
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