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.