“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
I wholeheartedly believe that if we are capable of loving pets like family, we are capable of understanding that wild animals are simply animals we don’t know. Animals that are unknown also have sentience and unique personalities and they also have species characteristics, behaviors, family life, and life cycles that are of the same importance as our own.
My artwork explores our relationships with wild animals – as living beings and as concepts – in the real world, in our personal stories, and in our culture. I feel that we need to be continually humbled and reminded that humans are only tenants on this planet, and that art is an accessible means to offer this ongoing message.
A significant part of my art practice is around wildlife conservation, in particular wildlife of the west coast of Canada. Pacific Wild is doing excellent work on the west coast promoting conservation matters that align with my interests as an artist and nature lover.