In my practice I leverage the mechanics of meaning between art and craft by utilizing sculpture, painting, print, film, installation and performative works alongside traditional woodworking to explore the embedded gestures of wood. In observing wood as a material I’m able to consider the literal and emblematic implications of its legacy in the framework of our lives. Musing with the agency of wood provides me multiple ways to engage with the environment and through my investigation I’m able to use wood’s intrinsic value as a modular tool to contemplate the materiality of existence. My work is informed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen's University and years working as a carpenter with my furniture making company Alternative Woodworks. I have curated several shows in BC, operated a gallery, and as an artist my paintings, sculpture and prints have been shown across Canada with a large sculpture permanently displayed at the Cowichan Community Centre on Vancouver Island. I’ve also published a book of poetry and I’m currently developing a workshop which uses abstraction as a means to contemplate our relationship with wood.