Artist Statement

My visual art practice draws its inspiration from historical Anishinaabeg arts of the Great Lakes region that incorporate floral and geometric beadwork motifs. I up-cycle reclaimed and salvaged electronic components and circuitry (capacitors and resistors) transforming the refuse of the technological age into complex floral motifs. In doing so, I am referencing Anishinaabeg beadwork as a metaphor for cultural continuity, bridging the past with the present and the future, and as a demonstrable act of nationhood, resistance and modernity. My contemporary practice intentionally, yet respectfully, transcends and moves forward Anishinaabeg cultural boundaries as a confluence between the historical and contemporary.

Gamman House Studio (Ottawa)