Jean Charest

A 24″ x 30″ drawing of Quebec Premier Jean Charest. I used burnt paper ashes, marker, and watercolors. Allegations of corruption, and his stubbornness surrounding the topic of tuition fees in Montreal, have put this image of him into my mind.      

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Student Protest

On March 22, 2012, some 200,000 students rallied together to protest the tuition fee increases in Montreal, Quebec. The peaceful march took place at 1pm and was greeted with enthusiasm by the local population. All were in good spirits. People cheered from the sidewalks with support for the students and waved red flags from balconies […]

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Fractals

A note or two about fractals. Fractals are “… typically self-similar patterns, where self-similar means they are “the same from near as from far” – Wikipedia Fractals are easily found in trees, coastlines, snowflakes, and leaves. Two years ago I was asked to do a drawing called “Fractal Sun & Tree” for a book cover. […]

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Squid

Always willing to try a new style, I started to investigate pyrography. Pyrography is a just another method of making marks on a surface and this method uses a heated metal tool to make those marks. I tried out some heated metal cables, knives, nails, and pins but my first attempts didn’t achieve the effect i […]

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Eastern Bloc

The main objective of the day was to check out the artist-run centre Eastern Bloc. I did this after walking to ABC Cycles on Avenue du Parc and getting a pedal wrench. Get yourself one made by the folks at Park Tool . Eastern Bloc is located at 7240 Clark just off of Jean Talon. Focusing on new media and […]

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Bianchi Rebuild

When you live in Montreal you experience Canadian winters. When you experience Canadian winters you realize it’s important to stay busy and fight cabin fever. A lengthy and satisfying project is a bike rebuild, specifically stripping the frame of a Bianchi from 1986 and sanding the hell out of it and starting over. Start your own […]

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North Ontar-i-o

After a week of reading moose books and drawing, I finished my new piece. The inspiration comes from that cartoon we all know and love, “Blackfly” which can be found amongst other fantastic Canadian films at nfb.ca Here is a close-up of the new piece which measures 32″x24″. I used a combination of house paint (acrylic latex), oil […]

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Nuit Blanche 2012

Nuit Blanche is an annual event which is the culmination of the two-week arts and culinary festival Montréal en lumière. Nuit Blanche is an all-night party featuring art galleries, restaurants, musical and theatre performances attended by thousands of people. Being a relatively new arrival to the city, I had the chance to partake in my […]

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