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Outliers, 2013, Stop-motion Animation (Video Still I)

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Outliers, 2013, Stop-motion Animation (Video Still II)

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.

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graphical impasse, 2013, gouache on Arches paper, 14″x18″

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minera-logic, 2013, gouache on Arches paper, 14″x18″

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mantle, moho, us, 2013, gouache on Arches paper, 14″x18″

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outpost, 2013, gouache on Arches paper, 14″x18″

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cosmos, 2013, gouache on Arches paper, 14″x18″

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encampment, 2013, gouache on Arches paper, 14″x18″

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holding tanks, 2013, polymer clay sculpture, 11″x 6″x 6″