Invasive Species questions what is “wild” and how we are negotiating our relationship with wilderness and our environment. Human intervention within a natural landscape has been a central theme of my work for over thirty years. Invasive Species was inspired by my lifelong observations and connection to the immediate environment of the Toronto Islands where I have lived since childhood. It is an exploration of site and place − in particular, how we use and form landscape through personal interventions, large-scale land management and day-to-day activities. The photographs are images of found interventions, some that lasted for only a short time, and some that remain intact today. Chromogenic prints, 40" x 50" and 30" x 40", in limited editions.
The artist would like to acknowledges the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, now the home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In particularly I would like to thank the Wendat for sharing this island know as Menecing where I work and live.