I was born in 1975 in Vanderhoof B.C but moved when I was very young to Portage La Prairie then to Winnipeg. Our family had a cottage in western Manitoba on a small lake surrounded by farmers fields. My grandparents grew up in this area farming. I've always had a curiosity for the area south of Riding Mountain National Park. This area has a very rich farming history and an abundance of abandoned farm yards. These yards are slowly disappearing from the landscape and from the collective memory. At some point in the 90's I began to photograph them, and have returned throughout my life to re-imagine the spaces as I grow as a photographer.
The Prism series explores old farming architecture reflected in a hand held prism. The split frame presents the past inhabitants and the remaining architecture's inevitable path towards reclamation by natural forces.
What these images give up are stories about shared environments. They invite the viewer to fabricate fictional scenarios. As the intermediary you stand on the bridge between the real and projected accumulation of knowledge each viewer brings.
The images are displayed as Acrylic prints, typically panoramas of 36 inches wide by 20. Acrylic prints are normal photography prints that have a think layer of Acrylic adhered to the image, this acrylic glass gives the image a 3D quality that can't be matched in any other process. The final results are a stunning professional art piece that last forever.