New Work

Printing + Folding Practice

Scrolling through summer photos I realize how momentous and full these past months have been. Only a few weeks away from beginning the residency at ArtEZ  for the fall, I wanted to record some of my early progress towards the project I will be working on there, reversible paper houses that fold down to the…

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OTHER/WISE

When the DesignInquiry framers conceived of OTHER/WISE last fall (and/or, for that matter, Rod and I committed to our year of appreciating the weird), we had no idea how much the goings on in American government would warp the focus. Mainly we were thinking about alternative approaches to practice, and how coming at something from…

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Paƛqiqas // Take A Fire and Make Another

May 14, 2016 : Our closing event at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria was an opportunity to further explore the work of the previous six months; we made several new pieces and opened some new collaborative doors. Due to the Alberta fires happening concurrently we opted not to distribute the poster that Emily made for the event.…

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Paƛšiʔaƛma (The Fire is Just Starting)

Paƛšiʔaƛma (The Fire is Just Starting) explores two traditions common in British Columbia shacks, the European sauna and the First Nations smokehouse. Smoke, a by-product from the wood stove in the sauna portion of the structure, is captured and used to prepare food in the functional smokehouse. The work is informed by a long tradition…

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First Bannock Lecture

Earlier this summer Victoria McReynolds and Jose Villanueva came through Port as part of Victoria’s luminous light measuring project Light 110. A project to watch. They drove in a tricked out, Victoria-designed Pathfinder from Lubbock, Texas to Prince Rupert earlier in the month, and were en route to their next line of longitude, stopping at each all the…

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Two Tents Workshop // CalArts

Last October Rod and I went to California on a mini-speaking tour; lectures at three different schools. At Cal Arts, we also did a workshop with the 4th year design students called ‘Two Tents.’ It’s based on a joke about a teepee and a wigwam, and talks about history and techniques of portable dwelling structures,…

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Detroit { rock city! }

// All systems have balances of success and failure, ebbs and flows, positive and negative feedback loops that create equilibrium within their respective ecologies. DETROIT represents a city in constant flux like no other on the American landscape. Assuming we are all navigating the curve of a success/fail cycle, then what might we observe to be true…

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Portland, You’re the Best

I’m in Maine, tucked in to Margo and Charles‘ nook (more on that later,) getting ready a workshop about moving beyond the design process, and then, a tiny house lecture on Tuesday. Poster by Beth Taylor. Super excited.  

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Weather-oriented Practice

So long ago, when I was an intern at a museum, there was a volunteer who would only come to work on rainy days. It was  beautiful; everyone knew he would be coming in if it rained that morning. Thinking back, this was one of the first times I ever noticed the all-encompassing pleasure in…

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Late Summer Work

Rod’s latest carving, a snake, was on exhibit at the Alberni Art Rave juried exhibition this summer, and is heading down soon to Steffich Fine Art. He has a new drawing, too. This motif, represented on the doors of the Hupacasath House of Gathering that he carved years ago, had never been made into a…

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