Nomadic Bounce, looks at the tension of, “running to and from everything we love and hate at the same time; from place, from people, returning to the same place and same people.” The work draws upon this personal narrative to create a dynamic installation of laser-cut, shaped canvases as an intersection of the locative and the figurative. Nomadic Bounce was produced as part of an Indigenous Exchange residency opportunity between the RMIT School of Art (Australia) and the University of Lethbridge (Canada).
Laser cutting is a personal means to breath new breath into paintings. I first engaged this process in 2012 while on residency at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. It is here where I created the Nomadic Bounce Series. I was the first at RMIT to cut paintings, and was granted permission and trained by the school of architecture as a visiting scholar. These are considered some of the first laser cut paintings in the world and is a process I continue to experiment with in my studio.
Since this time the site specific work as taken on new manifestations at, The Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501, Edmonton, Alberta, Mendle Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Urban Shaman Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba; The Esplanade, Medicine Hat, Alberta; The Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario; The Military Museum, Calgary, Alberta.