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The Beach

Print Edition | May 2009

A series of ten figure studies based on vacation photographs taken on a beach in Odessa, Ukraine, sometime in the 1960s. The exercise was a way to isolate and individualize the anonymous characters in these small photographs. Through the process of graphic representation in preparation for a printmaking technique, the individual's character is re-imagined and amplified, giving new life to a moment long passed. The studies were silkscreened in three colours and finished with hand detailing.

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Noisy Crows
Love Your Pet
Ice Time
Recognized Man
Ghormenghast Ghormenghast Ghormenghast
The Walrus Reads
Summer Camp Memories
Cerberus
Screech
Rob Ford
The White Fleet
Haircut
ATB Mural
Ojiichans Gift
Greetings From Canada
Using Rain
Marching Band
The Breeders
Flower Market
Standard Issues
The Secretaries
A-List Series
A Culinary Exchange
The Small Hours
The Beach
Shadow Men
The Fernie Curse
Rock Modern
The Feminine Force