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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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