For the next while I am turning my studio practice 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 36" canvas. 

 

More to come...



 

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.  In the third iteration of this project we redesigned the frame and lighting system, and collaborated with Artist: KT Furness who created this amazing fabric "shell".


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.

 


Below are the first two iterations of the Pi Car shown at Beakerhead in 2017 and 2018.



Pi - 2.0 (September 2018)


Pi prototype (September 2017) built with Rob Sadowski and students at SAIT.






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





John Greg Ball has been selected as the artist who will redesign the Centennial Stage in George Lane Memorial Park and has been awarded the $2,500 prize.

The winning design was selected from two finalists through a public voting process and final approval by an advisory panel consisting of representatives from The High River Rotary Club, Highwood Lions Club, The High River and District Recreation Board, the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and the Town of High River.