August 31 2018 – Just back from a month long residency on Fogo Island hosted by the Shorefast Foundation. The Geology at the Edge residency provides a unique opportunity to study the rocks of Fogo Island and lead regular geological hikes through its spectacular landscape. During my month long tenure I had many conversations with residents and island visitors about the local geology and larger geological concepts. Much of my time was spent thinking of ways to present these ideas to the public who were always keen to know more. Back in Toronto, I’m presently working on a series of postcards that use earth-models as visual tools to convey these concepts. I’ll have more on this project as it nears completion but I’m currently enjoying the challenge of artistic interpretation within the boundaries of technical accuracy; where strict use of colour for example, can articulate lithological meaning or reference geologic time.