Sniper

Sniper was one of the largest text installations I have done. The text was installed in the Vancouver Public Library in September 2006. I had the help of a very talented young designer, Katie Webster, who helped to transform the text from the page to a 12 foot by 12 foot poster.

It was very sad that two weeks before we installed the text, a student walked into Dawson college on Setember 16, 2006 and shot several students. I was a little concerned because Sniper talks about the random violence,  and compares this Dawson like violence to war and also violence against women.

Sniper looks at how the media reports tragedies, how it assigns blame (or not) to the victims of violence.

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Searching

This is a detail shot from a text installation I did called, Searching.


Searching was installed in a storefront around 2000. The store used lots of mannequins so I hung a series of signs around their necks. The signs, like the one above, were all about searching for, finding and losing love.