Thursday, March 17, 2011


Its alive! Today I set up the show, finally! Nothing broke and the work is all shined up and locked under glass cases. Looks swish, I reckon. There are only six collections which I initially thought was too few but the work is well spaced out and I figure that is better than a cramped cluster fuck. y' know?
These guys are called 'Estonian Totems' Kind of a hybrid of the notion of 'heritage' as it pertains to my Canadian and Estonian lineage. They are assembled from 3 separate pieces and stand about 52-56cm tall.
This piece is titled 'Tangy'-Simply driven by its ultra offensive citrus colour, lemon yellow, It's the punchiest set of the bunch.
'Hollywood' Once this collection was complete, it just struck me as a grouping that represented substance abuse, usage, and vanity. I broke the flute shaped goblet the day after this photo was taken (it was the weakest link anyway.. the glass gods wanted it.. and sometimes its good to make a sacrifice) so it has been replaced by a black 'Axis bowl' similar to the bowl from the 'Tangy' collection. ...Hopefully some rich movie star buys it..
This set is called 'Eclipse'. It was made for the Generate exhibition at the end of 2010. I feel it fits the bill for this body of work and though it is not part of the 'Formocentric' show, it belongs in this post as it is from the same family of thought.. The idea behind its title is has to do with the relationship between clear and black. Clear and black are the same but opposite. Black is, in a way, void of colour. As is clear. However, they are visually opposite from a tangent perspective. I had pondered this relationship for months and one day it just hit me that the binary between black and clear is parallel to the concept of an eclipse. An eclipse is an instance where light becomes dark and opposites align. Furthermore if you visualise these 3 forms from overhead, they kind of undulate and have an ocular, halo type appearance where the sections of black and clear cleave together and do very much cross over one another in an eclipse type fashion.
'Eclipse' ........bam!
I will post some photos from the opening next week.

Well thats the show folks.. the 'machine made by hand' ethos is intact and for the first time i have developed a cohesive body of work that directly emits my style; presented by the earths original synthetic, glass.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Chameleons, 2010.
This trio was made for Generate 2010, the Jamfactory associate end of year exhibition.
the idea is that clear glass is amazing because it can adopt and transmit the colours that surround it. kinda like a chameleon, get it?

the time has come.
i know, i know it has been like ages since my last post, I'm a pathetic bloggist but we're gonna change that! I promise to keep posting as much as i can from here on out.. i hope i can get some crew on board following this thing again and hopefully keep my practice updated on line all the time cause thats what all the cool kids are doing. right!?

This is 'Futurenaissance'.
This piece was started about a year ago and i have been fine tuning the shapes and the title since then in preparation for my first solo show, 'Formocentric' which is going up next week!
Yea I like making up words, thats one of the perks of my profession, its allowed Ha!

I have been saving this photo until now and I just got some more photos done yesterday so they will be up wedz or thurzday. Then you can see almost the entire show in pro photos right here on the e-web!