INSTAART-1 (264th St)

INSTAART-1 (264th St)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) SOLD INSTAART-2 (Home Sweet Home)

INSTAART-2 (Home Sweet Home)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) INSTAART-3 (Blueberry Fields)

INSTAART-3 (Blueberry Fields)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) $150 INSTAART-4 (Retour du printemps)

INSTAART-4 (Retour du printemps)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) INSTAART-5 (Woodland Echoes)

INSTAART-5 (Woodland Echoes)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) INSTAART-7 (Falling Leaves)

INSTAART-7 (Falling Leaves)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) – $150 INSTAART-6 (Solitary Reaper)

INSTAART-6 (Solitary Reaper)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) – $150 INSTAART-8 (At the Seashore)

INSTAART-8 (At the Seashore)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) INSTAART-9 (Silvery Waves)

INSTAART-9 (Silvery Waves)

Acrylic, mixed media, found objects on wood panel, 10×10 (2015) – $150

Artist’s Statement

I’ve always loved nature and photography. Being able to take a tiny camera with me on my hikes in the Fraser Valley has given me a tool to connect others to my experience of these stunning landscapes instantly using Instagram.

But photography has become just that: instant. I rarely print my photos anymore, and so often we just scroll through these images and forget about them. We are losing a sense of permanence – grounding – with this adaptation to the instant as the norm.

This series honours photographs of my favourite places by making them permanent: in the form of nine mixed media paintings. Their shape, displayed as a square, is a nod to the format of Instagram. Materials play into the theme: wood and leaves celebrate a connection to nature, while scraps from antique photo albums and postcards play with the idea of the bygone days of printed photography.