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Oil on panel.

24 x 24"

2017



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Oil on panel.

2 x 2 feet.

2016.



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Woodcut print.

4 x 7 feet.

Printed at Gravity Press Experimental Print Shop in North Adams, Massachusetts, 2011.



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Woodcut print.

5" x 6'.

2015.

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Wood engravings.

5 1/2 x 1 1/4" and 5 1/2 x 3/4"

3 x 4"

Algonquin Park, Ontario, 2014.

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Oil on panel.

24 x 36".

2018.



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Woodcut print, in repeating pattern. The coloured one is hand-tinted with watercolour.

Each sheet roughly 4 x 6 feet.

Printed at Open Studio, Toronto, under the Don Philips Scholarship, 2013.



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11 x 17"

2018

Iturup is the largest of the Kuril Islands, and contested territory between Russia and Japan. This map was made using ArcGIS Pro. The hillshade was hand drawn and manipulated using Adobe Photoshop.

Read my tutorial to learn how to add hand drawn terrain to an otherwise digital map.

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Perspective view map of the Amargosa River in the Mojave Desert, United States.

2019.

Made using ArcGIS Pro and Photoshop. Read this blog post to learn how I made this map.



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Map of the Taklamakan Desert.

11 x 17".

Made using ArcGIS Pro and Photoshop, 2019.

Read my tutorial blog post about how to create rich textures for your maps from basemaps

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Watercolour on paper.

5 x 5"

Made with the help of ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth and Open Street Maps, 2017.

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6 x 27 feet / nine panels, each 3 x 6 feet / 9 foot diameter installation.

Mixed media drawing on mylar: pencil crayon, watercolour, ink, oil and acrylic paint, oil and chalk pastel, sandpaper, litho crayon.

2012.

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This drawing is an imaginative and narrative interpretation of the forest behind my house. It is an illustration of a landscape and my most striking memory of it. As a child the woods were always a place for daydreaming, for building forts and getting lost. This was a place where I could explore endlessly and always see new things. The woods were also filled with real and imagined dangers: I could meet a coyote, or get caught there after dark. These dangers were just big enough to be exciting, still small enough to not be truly frightening. I still wander and daydream in the woods, and it still feels like a place that belongs only to me.


The woods are dark and silent. The light that filters through is dim and the spruce trees that stand so close seem dead. Branches grow into a dense mesh that can't be walked through; on all sides they form an ordered tangle that makes the forest seem endless. The path that wasthere is hard to find now. The cabin that it once led to is only charred and rusty bits of metal, overgrown with new green trees. Silently the forest swallows up its own history, erasing the marks we make upon it.


This is a real place, it has coordinates and a place on the map. Butit is also an imagined place: childhood memories and dreams, and the indulgence of returning to them. In trying to bring this forest to you, I felt two things were important: to imitate the way it surrounds you, and to depict it in a visual language that conveys my own imaginative understanding of the place.


You can see it from the outside, a contained and constructed thing of my memory and imagination.


Or you can enter the drawing and allow yourself to be enclosed in my own place of dreams.



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Oil on panels.

Zzyzx (Soda Lake), California, 2017.

8 x 8" each. (below)

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Day 30: Volcano


In November of 2019 I partcipated in the Mapvember challenge to make a map every day for a month. The prompts were intended for roleplaying game maps. My intent was to learn how to make simpler, smaller, quicker maps.


All of these maps were made using ArcGIS Pro, although for two of them (Tomb & Volcano) the bulk of the work was done in Photoshop instead. I found most of the data on ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Other sources include USGS, Natural Earth, and Wikipedia.

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Day 29: Tunnel

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Day 28: Bridge

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Day 27: Derelict

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Day 26: River (displayed sideways)

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Day 25: Cabin

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Day 24: Reactor

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Day 23: Portal

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Day 22: Keep

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Day 21: Hospital

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Day 20: Outpost

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Day 19: Laboratory

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Day 18: Alley

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Day 16: Temple & Day 17: Tower

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Day 15: Elevator

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Day 14: Crater

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Day 13: Inn

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Day 12: Underwater

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Day 11: Cell

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Day 10: Factory

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Day 9: Abandoned

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Day 8: Warehouse

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Day 7: Waterfall

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Day 6: Hive

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Day 5: Pit Mine

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Day 4: Tomb

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Day 3: Vault

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Day 2: Office

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Day 1: Hideout



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Star Chart.

24 x 14".

Made using ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro, 2017.

Tutorial guide for how to make this star chart using ArcGIS Pro.

Star charts assume all celestial features exist on an imaginary sphere surrounding the earth, complete with poles and an equator. This means that they can be plotted and projected in the same manner as terrestrial maps. I found most of this data already compiled and converted from Declination and Right Ascension into Latitude and Longitude. I extracted the polygons for the milky way from an SVG image file.

Download the data used to make this map. You can also access most of the data via this webmap.

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Oil and guache on mylar.

8 x 8"

2016.



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Map of Gaelic place names in Nova Scotia.

36 x 36".

2015.

This map was made for Iomairtean na GĂ idhlig, the Office of Gaelic Affairs in Nova Scotia, to accompany a webmap on the same subject. The map was made using QGIS and CorelDraw.

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Topographic map of Bella Coola, British Columbia.

24 x 17"

2015.

The hillshade for this map was made using ArcMap's Spatial Analyst tools and Adobe Photoshop. Bump-mapping, painted relief, a multi-directional oblique weighted (MDOW) model, a custom hypsometric tint and an oil-paint filter were all applied to achieve an representation of mountainous terrain which is realistic, artistic, and easily understood.

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Woodcut prints (reductive).

18 x 11" each.

Printed at Open Studio, Toronto, under the Don Philips Scholarship, 2012.

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Woodcut print (reductive), in repeating pattern.

2 x 2 feet.

Printed at Open Studio, Toronto, under the Don Philips Scholarship, 2013.

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Woodcut prints.

Each 4 x 6".

Printed at Open Studio, Toronto, under the Don Philips Scholarship, 2013.

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Oil on panels.

4 x 4".

2020.

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8 x 10".



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Oil on panel.

10 x 10".

En plein air in Amboy, California, 2016.

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Oil on panel.

8 x 10".

2016.



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Oil on panel.

20 x 10"

Desert Hot Springs, California, 2016.

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Oil on panel.

6 x 8"

En plein air in Whitewater, California, 2016.



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Oil on panel.

8 x 10".

2020.

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Oil on panel.

12 x 18".

2020.



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Oil on panel.

10 1/2 x 12"

2016



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Oil on panel.

8 x 8"

2016.



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Woodcut prints.

In the summer of 2014 I worked in Algonquin Park in Ontario. I made these woodcuts there, based on a series of photographs from a ski loppet, which decorated the staff house where I was living.

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Woodcut.

4 x 4".

2016.



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Map of the mining history of the Mojave Desert.

22 x 28".

Made using ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro, 2018.

Tutorial guide for how to make this map using ArcGIS Pro.

This map was inspired by the book "Mines of the Mojave" by Ron and Peggy Miller, 1976.

Hachures are hand drawn.

Click the image below to explore the story map:
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Map of the seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada, with hand drawn illustrations.

24 x 17"

2014.

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Woodcut print (Moku Hanga).

~8 1/2 x 11".

Printed at Open Studio, Toronto, under the Don Philips Scholarship, 2013.