My fascination with maps is matched with my love and interest of building elevations. My recent drawings will experiment with combining the motion of cars and streetcars with our city's historic buildings outstanding views. I am hoping the results will present frozen-in-motion depictions, moments that, in real time, would be lost in a blink of the eye, heartening a link with familiar buildings, presented in unfamiliar ways. How can we appreciate the details and ornaments of the remaining heritage buildings when in fast motion? Can we remain engaged with our historical Toronto? Perhaps we not only glimpse through the window, but snap quick shots with our digital phone cameras?
I turn my initial studies to King Street East. My references will include once the City of Toronto Archives, my well known source of visual inspiration.
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I like to think that the large works on paper on which I assemble different drawing methods represent a kind of inventory or document about the state of the our urban rivers.