When I was finishing my degree in psychology at the University of Victoria, I took an art education class with Vicki Anderson. The final project was making a mask. During this time, I was seeing my Father struggle with cancer and the mask was made to put all my thoughts about losing him. He passed away and I celebrated his life with an art show. When my partner and soul mate James Kirby died last year, I continued the mask making.

I am inspired by Nature, psychology and philosophy in exploring my images and narrating the pieces.

My work is made from M-340 clay using a slab technique and glazed at cone 6. I use applications such as gold or copper foil and metallic acrylics for accents.

Image: Winter’s Kiss, 2017. Showcased at the Northern Front Studio as part of the exhibition Mask Within.

Opening Reception: May 4th at 7 PM