For next while I am turning my studio pratice back to the slower more analog medium of painting.

 

This series of 1980s-inspired artwork explores meaning and placemaking through the use of digital tools to recreate the nostalgic built environments of my youth in a small Alberta town. Each artwork is realized using accurate digital imagery using google street view, and photos remixed using photo-editing software. These digital sketches are transferred back to the slower medium of acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas. 

 

More to come...


The Synthwave Series is collection of digital artwork inspired by experiences growing up as a youth in the 1980s. These cultural spaces were free of parental control and rich with creativity and experimentation. 

 

These 9 x 14 artworks rebuild existing spaces in the built environment -using digital photo editting, google maps, and digital photography. All prints are available for sale in acrylic media.

 


'M o v i e   N i g h t s'  

Wales Theatre is an iconic theatre in a small Alberta town. In 1986 the playing of "Back to The Future" and "E.T." saw line-ups around the corner -a rare sighting in this quiet little town.


'A r c a d e   N i g h t s'  

Filled with video games, pinball machines, and three large pool tables, Mike's Arcade was a cultural center for adolescents in a small Alberta town in the 1980s. 

 

  

'R e d    S q u a r e   R e n e g a d e s' 

Inspired by the early days when "skateboarding was a crime" these small public squares became hotbeds for punk kids experimenting with the new sport.


'K i n g   o f   t h e   H i l l s'  (

"The hills" was inspired by the network of dirt trails and jumps made by kids to escape the urban environment. These remote meeting places were filled with fun and laughter.

 

 

 




Motorola papercraft object: a technostalgic tribute. This was made for papercraft laser cutting demonstration at Alberta University of the Arts.



 

This mobile slice of LED-lighted pie, was a three-year project at SAIT to build an interactive artwork for the Beakerhead Festival in Calgary.  
Designers: Greg Ball, Rob Sadowski, Shaw Kinjo, and KT Furness.
Student Collaborators: Adam Gileon, Alyson Covin, Bryce Shirley, Chit Tun, Curt MacDonald, Erick Pederson, Ethan McNeil, Guilerme Schwinn, James Jenkins, James Lee, Jason Kent, Jay Pocsa, Gerry Moritz, Nathan Tsang, Nicolas Dunbar, Quinn Zortel, Ryan Trabadello, Patrick Desrosiers.

 






Local High River band Stone Pony will be the first to host a live show at the newly designed George Lane Park Stage: Thursday, May, 20, 2016.


Heavy Industries install at George Lane Park, High River.

 















Many thanks to Global TV in Calgary for interviewing me about my project in High River.
 See the video here