I am primarily a graphic artist with a graphic arts degree from Seneca College. I’m interested in creating murals that explore the complex issues of changing environments, and how these man made landscapes effect, and limit the freedom of the local flora and fauna. When creating a piece i like to explore scientific theories that are all rooted in the landscape.
I have been working as an apprentice with Indigenous artist Philip Cote for the past several years on both small-scale and large-scale public art murals. Thanks to Philip, I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of youth as well in the education system including the TDSB, the Peel District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the French District School Board, and workshops at UofT Mississauga Campus. I enjoy working with teachers, and youth and am able to mentor them on mural projects. Philip and I have found that learning is not one-sided, we learn from the youth as much as they learn from us in the classroom and on mural projects. Working along side youth and the community is an important aspect of self-identity and reflection in the arts.
I am inspired endlessly by Indigenous Art. Indigenous artists have been working in abstraction for thousands of years, it is spoken and voiced through the landscape through their art.
I would love to collaborate with other artists aswell, and particularly artists whose style contrasts with mine, as I work primary in graphic depictions and abstraction, I feel that working with artists that work in realism would be a perfect fit with my work.
Some of my artistic influences include street artists like Jason Botkin and James Reka (rekaone), Greg Craola Simkins, and i also love surrealist artists like Juan Miro and the sculptural works of French artist Niki De Saint Phalle.