My art blurs the lines between sculpture and painting by building a three dimensional image plain, using techniques borrowed from pastry chefs, construction sites, and traditional painting.
The goal is to mimic or recreate my subject as opposed to representing an image. Often upon first, and sometimes second glance the viewer might think there is something other than paint on the canvas; that a doily is actually fixed to the picture plain or tiles laid on the canvass, but that is not the case.
I began this process of mimicry during my fourth year in the thesis program at Ontario College of Arts and Design. I subsequently acquired skills in the Pastry Chef program at George Brown which allowed me to develop this concept further. I have worked with fibres, knitted, and crocheted extensively, which have allowed me a greater understanding of how to represent this subject.