Prints > Places in Between

Places in Between focuses on those places that exist in between being used and being discarded, in between being torn down and being developed; places that are found in between residential and industrial, between the public realm and the private realm. I intentionally chose the reductive relief method (a technique where the block is literally reduced or destroyed through printing of subsequent layers) for this body of work as the destruction of the plate through the creative process mirrors the beauty of the subject matter in its decay and demise.

Though the original focus for this body of work was one particular area of Vancouver, it eventually broadened. What started as a feature on the changing landscape of one neighbourhood has now expanded to include, not so much a particular geographical area, but a larger idea of change, transition and transformation. Through this work, I ponder and reflect on what is being lost while at the same time documenting the fading history and tension of the changing landscape. Through documenting these spaces, I am not passing judgment on what buildings should or should not be saved. I simply want to recognize and pay honour to the lives lived out in each of these spaces, the roles they played in someone’s history, and the stories these places contain.

For a preview of this project, please visit: vimeo.com/18728367

Untitled (Door with Light)
Reductive Relief
91.5cm x 61cm
2011
City Works (Block 1)
Reductive Relief
91.4cm x 91.4cm
2011
City Works (Block 2)
Reductive Relief
91.4cm x 91.4cm
2011
City Works (Block 3)
Reductive Relief
91.4cm x 91.4cm
2011
City Works (Block 4)
Reductive Relief
91.4cm x 91.4cm
2011
City Works (Block 5)
Reductive Relief
91.4cm x 91.4cm
2011
City Works (Block 6)
Reductive Relief
91.4cm x 91.4cm
2011
City Works
Reductive Relief
2.1m x 2.75m
2011
Future Home of a BC Hydro Substation
Reductive Relief
63.5cm x 79cm
2011
Untitled (Boots in Sign)
Reductive Relief
10cm x 15cm
2011
Untitled (Noise)
Reductive Relief
30.5cm x 23cm
2011
Society Makes Me Sad
Reductive Relief
61cm x 45.75cm
2011
24 West
Reductive Relief
63.5cm x 79cm
2011
Vacant/cy
Reductive Relief
127cm x 97cm
2011
Lost in Chinatown
Reductive Relief
38cm x 56cm
2011
Strange Company
Reductive Relief
48cm x 38cm
2012
Beach Remains
Reductive Relief
38cm x 56cm
2012
Still Standing
Reductive Relief
38cm x 56cm
2012
Homestead
Reductive Relief
127cm x 97cm
2012
Off Lundy's Lane, NF
Reductive Relief
127cm x 97cm
2012
Penland Barn
Reductive Relief
38cm x 56cm
2013