A narrative that takes place at the fringes of abandoned territories plays out in the series of works entitled Outliers. Anthropomorphism of industrial structures and abstract colour-filled passages are filtered through the medium of stop-motion animation in the series’ central video piece. In this odd and unsettled narrative machine-like assemblages endlessly grinding away in an otherwise desolate landscape.
For the past decade I’ve been making work that attempts to make sense of the earth: everything on it, inside it and around it. Employing humour and gravity in equal measure my goal is to highlight the inter-tangled relationship between landscape and its (often implied) occupants. With this most recent series featuring stop-motion animation and works on paper I’ve sought to create an oblique narrative about the earth directly inspired by my experiences mapping the far-reaches of Canada and over fifteen years making maps for the mining industry.