South Atrium Exhibition
“Values, aesthetics, social norms, and conventions are products manufactured and consumed by societies. In turn, societies are formed from and create social constructs that guide individual choices, perceptions, and understandings of their environment.
I challenge myself by continually re-examining my social environment and the structures found within, in order to understand the above process. I paint as a means to express my views, realizations, and glimpses into social constructs and structures found within societies.
I based my subjects on digital images of actual places within the Okanagan, where I grew up and returned to at a later stage in my life. I am attracted to the average everyday events, moments and objects; therefore the choice of digital photography and acrylic medium seemed natural to me due to their affordable accessibility.”