One Way
Mixed Media
on Paper
2007

Driving back up to the North from the dry and dusty Southern Alberta city of Medicine Hat, I found myself fading into auto-pilot at the wheel, brain registering the limited traffic as cruise control took over and I began to settle into the half-alertness of a six-hour journey. It was just as I was reaching that almost meditative state that highway drivers all know that a road sign snapped me out of my reverie. A crow swept in and landed on the corner of the black sign, feathers ruffled up in the ever-present wind of the southwestern prairies. As I sped by at 110km/hr, the bird screamed into the wind, the sound piercing through the closed windows. My breathing stopped and so, almost, did my heart.

One Way.

Whatever it means.

Cravefish
27cm x 35cm
Mixed Media
on Paper

Part scavenger, part hunter, all craft and cunning, the Cravefish swims the deeps looking for an easy meal or a chance to outwit the trusting with one of his schemes. But the sun…up above, shining so compellingly bright…an irresistible pull draws the Cravefish higher and higher out of the black water below to the mystery beyond.

Moonrise
18″ x 14″
Mixed Media
on Canvas

2007
Nothing so simple as Moonrise
Nothing so normal as trees
Nothing so common as starlight
Or the scent of wild flowers
You, and the hours
We’ve spent in the warm summer breeze

Yes, we’ve spent in the warm summer breeze
You, and the hours
The scent of wild flowers
Nothing so common as starlight
Nothing so normal as trees
Nothing so simple as Moonrise

Skyblue
September 2006

Nightfire
September 2006