Order and disorder... the white, orderly, composed face we present and the colourful, chaotic world inside of us.
This standing figure is a convex-concave sculpture that allows the viewer to see both the exterior and interior. The outer shell of the sculpture is dressed in white tiles, which represents the pressure of conformity that is imposed by society. Society lacks true individuality, and ultimately creates a pristine, one-dimensional world whereby people are pressured to fit in - including younger generations. The exterior of this sculpture shows the effect of social conditioning on how one presents oneself; on how, even a child, is expected to present themself.
Inside, the decorative ensemble is colourful and organic - in representation of all the suppressed emotions, imagination, creativity, and aspirations that can be perceived as unacceptable in modern-day society. The interior is dressed in a mosaic of broken dishware, as well as tea sets that are a nostalgic reminder of childhood memories. The recontextualization of the smashed childhood memorabilia is a satirical acknowledgment of the pressure society places on children to grow up.
Nonetheless, the expected inhibition of creativity and self-expression cannot hinder one’s desire to create.
“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.”
The Great Wave
Commission as a hanging wall piece for an active skateboarder
Collaborative chalk drawing. Japanese inspired tiger drawn for the "Chalk-off" competition at Unionville High School May 12, 2017
See "Reverence" for more info
First in a series of paintings that portray personal fears, Claustrophobia #1 depicts the idleness of fish in a space that does not allow freedom to move. Limited by it's barrier of glass and mind, the fish must endure a monotonous quiet of loneliness and emptiness.
Second in its series of paintings that portray personal fears, Claustrophobia #2 depicts the crowding of fish in a space that does not allow freedom to move. Limited by it's barrier of glass and mind, the fish must endure a monotonous quietness, surrounded by others of its kind.
UNEARTHING INNER LIGHT
Gold and Silver Leaf
$200-- on sale at the Markham Theatre 2017
The peeling wax revleaving gold leaf represents the presence and inner working of God in the soul. Quakers meditate on inner light, a divine presence in the human soul believed to be an enlightening and guiding force.
Tolkien inspired, this creature of folklore is a large burly tree, worn with age, yet soft at the eyes and filled with wisdom. His resemblance to trees allows him to camouflage, and his overgrown body proves his age.
Sculpted with earthenware clay, fired, and painted over in acrylic.