What you see is a celebration of Scottish wildlife. These species have been found here in either abundance or rarity. They are as follows, strictly clockwise from the piano; capercaillie, red deer, mountain hare, red fox, grey seal, Scottish crossbill, red-backed shrike, pine marten, red deer, Hibernian sheep, red grouse, Scottish wildcat, red squirrel, unicorn and lion, bottlenose dolphin, salmon, hazel dormouse, red kite, and Soay sheep. By the hand of humankind, many species worldwide have found themselves in peril - some have disappeared forever. It is not only sad, but also dangerous. Biodiversity cultivates abundance and health. Monocultures and lack of biodiversity result in voids of life.
The organic movement is one that grows ever stronger. As we encourage vitality in nature, we promote a healthy and sustained planet. At the Black Isle, the idea is to partake in that so we feel good when we go for a pint. Sláinte!
This mural was painted in 2013, in a working brewery. Every day would bring about a change in views as product and material was moved around. The obscured figures would be revealed or obscured based on daily activity at the brewery. Each figure is human-sized and has the head of an animal native to the Scottish Highlands, with, of course, exception to the lion and the unicorn, who are the national animals of Scotland and England, and forever at odds. I painted the mural as a volunteer, and it was a labour of love.
The inception of The Building Project - I returned to Montreal after a farm internship for my first non-academic year since I was 4. I couldn't find work, so I drew buildings every day until it got too cold to manoeuvre my hands. My time quickly became occupied washing dishes for minimum wage. In the subsequent spring I gave up my room, packed a backpack and my bike onto a bus. In 48 hours I found myself in the blazing heat of Austin, Texas
Mosquée Assuna Annabawiyah Parc Ex
Résidence St-Dominique, Parc Lahaie
Town of Mont-Royal
La Solle Vanti Laboratoire Photo Couleur rue Clark
From Nina's Stoop
Occupy Wall Street Square Victoria
Austin & New Orleans (2012)
Anything I would say emphatically about either of these cities would probably be an understatement. I was down south for a month in 2012, and while there was offered a second internship at another farm, so I came back to Canada and the leaves were out on the trees. I farmed until Christmas, commuting always past the airport and heaving wistful sighs, and in January decided to escape the opressive cold again.
From Glasgow, Milan, Istanbul, Berlin, Budapest, Belgrade, to Châtillon-sur-Saône.