ARTIST STATEMENT

Understanding heritage through the exploration of remote places and their influence in shaping identity is the foundation of my work. These subjects are conveyed in my personal and artistic quest to reconnect with my native Newfoundland, and have also lead me to create work in places beyond my own culture. Travel and documentation are aspects of my artistic practice that allow me to interpret themes of displacement, isolation, and identity. Through large scale photographs, I create immersive narratives that contemplate the concept of remoteness and invite the viewer to escape contemporary urban society. Inspired by landscape paintings of the Romantic Era, the painterly quality of my images and the emphasis on the sublime allude to a rejection of globalization and its lack of consideration for the local. My intent as an artist is to challenge the effects of globalization in our society by emphasizing the importance of local, place-based identity.