Black Letter Day Series
To live is to expect order, but accept chaos.
Our lives unspool as stretches of predictable routines only to be irreversibly altered by events that arrive without warning.
Events that make such a profound impact as to alter the course of our life, transforming who we are, and who we would have been.
Those events can often be traced back to a day, a specific time, a captured moment where the life that followed would occupy a new course.
This series depicts those precise moments inviting the viewer to interpret the indeterminate narratives.
This series began in 2015, but is still being added to. Initially the pieces were 30 inches by 20 inches, but in 2018 the work got larger with some pieces six feet in width. Several pieces from this series have won awards in juried shows in British Columbia, and in the United States.
The process of each piece often takes months. After an initial concept is settled upon, dozens of sketches inform compositions, followed by the casting and photographing of models, and later the addition of props like vehicles. Once all the elements have been assembled, the final image is then drawn on board coated with a customized ground to accept the layers and layers of charcoal.
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