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Edmonton, Alberta

About The Gros Morne Experience:
The focus of my investigation was to explore the beaches in the park, where I was able to collect a wide variety of material - driftwood, crab shells, rocks, shotgun shells, discarded lobster-bands, coloured plastic debris, floats and buoys.

I became very familiar with the geography of the beaches and decided to use the gathered material to construct a number of topographical studies, using particular areas in the park as inspiration.

I developed friendships with local artists and we went exploring the park together.

An exciting highlight was discovering a whale carcass on a boat trip to one of the rockier park beaches.

My time spent with the people in the community, park naturalists and wardens gave me a much greater understanding of the community and how it interacts with the environment.

Selected Exhibitions, Awards, Experience:
"Tracing Tides: A Topographical Investigation", River City group show, Edmonton Art Gallery until Oct.28, 2001
"Poetic Structure of the World", solo, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB 2000
Canada Council Grant for Professional Artists, 1999
Professor, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB 1971 to present.

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