When I look back at the art I’ve created, I notice a very positive theme underlying most of my work, and I really like that. I grew up in the Northwest Territories; from Yellowknife, to Cambridge Bay, and finally settling in Fort Smith. Thinking back to my childhood memories, art has always been a lot of fun for me. It’s a little escape in a sense, and it helps to completely take my mind off of everything else and focus on that one task.
I create with whatever I can get my hands on, just any little crafty thing, I like to try it all. One of my unique pieces are resin-cast rock concretions from ancient times in Earth’s history. They start as one little pearl of sand whirling around in clay, building slowly and growing larger over centuries of time. Part of my joy is even going out Rock-Hunting, and just being out in nature, it really fuels my creative side.
Painting is another type of art that I really love. Just watching new colors twirl and blend together for a new piece is enjoyable in itself. We have truly beautiful skies and sunsets here in Fort Smith, and they last forever in the summer. The aurora here is just amazing too, I’ve watched them since I was a kid but I still marvel at the skies when they’re out – natural light really gives me inspiration.