Study of the form of animals and plants.
Study of the form of words and systems of forms in a language.


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Loft installation at the Clarington Centre for Visual Arts, Clarington Ontario, 2010
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In A Morphology, Taraxacum officinale is a traditional botanical print made large and positioned by botanical Latin to suggest elevated value. Similarly a pattern derived from the same dissection is naturalized: escaped, multiplied, and reordered to become domestic culture. But Taraxacum officinale is common Dandelion, a weed. Historically useful and found across the globe, it is now most commonly thought of not as a successful and desirable immigrant, but as an aggressive, noxious, invader.
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Two installation shots from Premier Dance Theatre, Harbourfront
January 21 to May 12, 2006


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A Morphology Veil is constructed from translucent Japanese gampi printed repeatedly in a floral pattern and scaled to drape through an interior. Its scale can be modified to accommodate each installation. The veil has a beauty that moves towards the marvelous as it convulses and appears to breathe as you do. It is tissue/veil printed repeatedly with dark representations of natural/history; it is dead but moves as alive. The veil shifts and sways from tradition to lyric to perhaps thoughtless richness and ruin. It contains elements of a formal morphology transformed into decorative language. It is a botanical marvel with a familiar drape. It is an enormous print and an ephemeral sculpture. It is a Dandelion, a weed.

In the flourmill that is now The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, A Morphology Veil blew in the slightest breeze; a weed within the harvest—a marvelous yet familiar alien.

A.K. Collings Gallery
Port Hope, ON, 2007
Naturalized (Veil)
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Art Gallery of Northumberland, Victoria Hall, Cobourg
From Roots to Royalty, August 28 to October 12, 2007
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