From 1998 to 2003, I planted trees in the forests of northern British Columbia. At that time Prince George was the headquarters for a large number of logging and tree planting companies – a hub that saw many young forestry workers pass through on their way to more remote camps.
In 2005, the new Prince George airport was constructed and commissioned three photographic works that would function as a welcome to the region and its industries. The work Planters was one of the three commissioned works.
To create the photograph I travelled north of Clearwater, B.C. where several of my friends were working as planters and where I had also spent a large portion of my career as a tree planter. Using a wide format 6cm x17cm film camera I created a panoramic image showing two tree planters stopping to look out at the landscape.
The final work measured 6’x 16’ and was installed in the airport from 2005-2015.
Commissioned by the Prince George Airport Authority.
Installation image taken by Mike Davis.
From 2007 to 2011, I created four bodies of work related to the science and documentation of dreams. I was interested in how dreams are recorded and their function as narratives in both our sleeping and waking minds. I was also interested in the vulnerable state of sleeping and how dreams can bring us together collectively.
In the fall of 2010 I put out a call to Calgary residents, asking them to record the dream they dreamt on the night of October 31, 2010. The submitted dreams were then woven into one continuous narrative- one that did not delineate between dreamers.
The work existed as installed panel of text within the Open Spaces exhibition space on 7th avenue.
Gallery: Open Spaces is a division of the Calgary Public Art Program.