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Shadow of the Headframe
Shadow of the Headframe is a feature length essay film that paints a complex portrait of the Attawapiskat First Nation – a place that is a homeland for some, and a new frontier for others. In the shadow of a De Beers diamond ...
The Effect of Art Training on Dementia
The present study is a pilot project investigating the effect of visual art training on the mood, behaviour, and cognition of persons with dementia (PWD). The study utilized a randomized control trial (RCT) design, with a ...
Stay in Touch
The following paper is written support for the STAY IN TOUCH exhibition on display at Special Projects Gallery at York University from April 3rd to April 7th 2017. In this body of work, I use processes of weaving, knitting, ...
The Design of Dissent: Graphic Design for Socio-Political Engagement
Design engages with the political and expresses resistance to hegemonic institutions and ideologies when it employs disruptive visual communication. In a context of contemporary visual communication, images often lack a ...
Connectivity is an exploration of confluence between the practice of painting and fibre arts. Through the shared material language of these established disciplines I seek to highlight both the act of making and the viewing ...
Ephemera: The Searching of an Adopted Daughter
This dissertation utilizes self-study, memoir, and art-making in the context of personal trauma in order to witness and examine the wound that comes from being an adoptee. Using my own experience as a woman, and as part ...
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...
Halfling is a feature length screenplay following Azra, a young girl who embarks on a journey across a dystopian future-land to protect her people and ask for help from the Grim, a people she has been taught are monsters.
When Suddenly the Limb Did Quiver
This support paper serves to outline the motivations, methods, and outcomes of the conjuring practice that is my graduate research. I am concerned with the notion of an encounter, a passing or touching between beings and ...
Someone Who is Not Like Anyone
This paper is in the support of the Thesis Exhibition, Someone Who Is Not Like Anyone, which includes artworks in ballpoint pen and watercolors. In the exhibition, I explore the different moods of masculinity that I ...