Carved in industrial linoleum, each plate is printed by hand on vellum, producing a vulnerably thin and partially transparent print. The ink and vellum is then embedded between a birch ply surface and a layer of resin allowing light bounce off the white background and illuminate the surface from within.
Begun in 2014, these small works on paper represent an open-ended conversation between artist and art form. "Text Works" are not for sale, but open for exhibition at any time.
The Miner/Muse series explores the contents of a journal discovered by the artist in the Victoria archives in 2005. Written in the late 1890's by a man from Nanaimo BC named John Jack Charles McGreagor, the journal describes three characteristically tragic years searching for gold during the Yukon Gold rush, yet contains almost no emotional expression. The mystery of this absent content became the basis for this series of work.