Seashore Life

Seashore Life

Newfoundland Tricolour Flag

Newfoundland Tricolour Flag

Natural History, detail

Natural History, detail

Natural History, table

Natural History, table

Ziplocs

Ziplocs

Ziplocs, detail

Ziplocs, detail

Nests

Nests

Eggs 4

Eggs 4

Eggs 8

Eggs 8

Leaf Collection 2

Leaf Collection 2

Leaf Collection 5

Leaf Collection 5

Pinecone

Pinecone

Bugs_installation

Bugs_installation

Bugs 2

Bugs 2

Bugs 7

Bugs 7

Bugs 9

Bugs 9

Coaxing Coxeter 2

Coaxing Coxeter 2

Coaxing Coxeter 1

Coaxing Coxeter 1

Coxeter detail

Coxeter detail

Coxeter detail

Coxeter detail

Specimen Collections 2012 -

Mirroring the role of Natural History Museums, my work plays off the many nostalgic and romantic associations we have with nature and culture. I am engaged with the aesthetic tradition of collecting practices as embodied through the accumulation of specimens, artifacts, and their (re)presentations. Selected and classified according to my own taxonomies, these ‘finds’ serve as the foundation of my drawings, paintings, and installations. I work from existing collections- La Specola, Florence (bugs), Museum of Natural History, Halifax (eggs) or create my own. Ziplocs 2000 consists of 366 ‘daily artifacts’ tagged in ziploc bags, one for each day of the year 2000, recording the first year of the 21st century through its material culture.