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SKIES 

I GREW UP IN CANADA, under a big sky and have always felt the formation of clouds, storms, and sunsets up there was similar to the formation of ideas, or impulses, in the creative mind. That turbulance. You don't know how it's going to turn out; but you know it's coming; you can feel it. Since much of my art is an attempt to understand my own creativity —why it's happening, what's nudging it along, and what that turbulance feels like— I've been painting skies. But I have an unusual technique. I begin with oils and acrylics, painting semi-abstract jumbles on canvas or board. Then I use my camera to explore the work from extreme angels, thereby discovering entirely new horizon lines that I didn't realize existed before. I print the photos out and often go at them again with more paint. I feel this technique allows me to use perspective twice; once in the initial painting using lines and color, and second time in-camera using angles, cropping, focus, and depth of field. Collectors are encouraged to group these in series of either 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or more, as a way to illustrate the ever-changing expanse within creative mind. 

Skies | "Over Lavender" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Georgian Bay" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over A Wind-Swept Lake" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Fog" |2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over A Faraway Homestead" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over a Calm" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Soft Waters" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over The Coast" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Blustered Ridge" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over An Inlet" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Thawing Waters" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Spring Flowers" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Lake Of Bays" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Scrub Brush" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over A Slopping Field" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Troubled waters" | 2009 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over The Laurentians" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over a Windy Prairie" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over The Eastern Townships" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over Silver Bay" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | "Over A Choppy Inlet" | 2021 | Archival digital C-print, edition of ten, dimensions variable, grouped with at least four others.
Skies | Sample framed scale view #1