I was invited by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery to create a mural commission at the Oshawa Centre Mall and I HAD SO MUCH FUN!
I’ve wanted to create a mural for years, but I couldn’t wrap my head around how to drip one without spinning the wall. As it “turns” out, if you want something bad enough you can make it happen. I felt so free and confident dripping on this large surface and I am so pleased with the result! Thanks a million to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Oshawa Centre for this incredible experience. I hope to paint more murals in the future!
The Oshawa Centre Mall is now open so you can view this mural in person! You can find it just north of the food court, across from Danier. It is a temporary mural, so it will only be on display for a limited time.
My current body of work draws upon the real life urgency of climate change by depicting an uncertain future where cities blend with nature. As extreme weather events become more frequent and hit closer to home, my paintings are becoming less about the future and more about the present. Forests are burning, lands are flooding and glaciers are melting. In this mural, I visualize the effects of climate change in Canada by flooding Toronto streets with sea ice from Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit.
^ Break the Ice (Toronto + Iqaluit) 2020, 14’ x 18’ Acrylic mural.