Residency at Órbitas

A small tree frog of Costa Rica

Our neighbour

Orbitas is a Artist Residency is in Samara, which is on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province. My Name Is Scot and I are here from June 18 to July 8 and then will be travelling to Panama.

Órbitas art residency overlooking the ocean

The view from the residency

A Hoffman woodpecker sits in a papaya tree

The Hoffman woodpecker waiting for the papayas to ripen

Street shot of the town of Samara in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica

The town of Samara in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica

For the past decade My Name Is Scot and I have been travelling and showing works on global warming and climate justice issues. In this residency, we will be working with local materials, to build work that reflects on the changing world we live in. 

In 106 of Geist Magazine

You can find a new flow chart of mine in the latest issue of Geist magazine. In issue 106, I explore the politics of crossing the road and other things…. I am in good company with the awesome Carol Sawyer and Stephen Smith some really great writers. This issue is curated by editor-in-residence, Jordan Abel.

Geist 106 has arrived! Featured in our Fall 2017 issue: the winners of the 13th Annual Literal Literary Postcard…

Posted by Geist Magazine on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

30 Seconds

I took a digital storytelling workshop and I wanted to share this text piece I made during the workshop.  I made this as a response to the overdose deaths that are happening in my neighbourhood and in neighbourhoods all over Canada and beyond. Let’s work together to the fentanyl crisis.

Travel Exhibition: Seasons and Directions

An artist book show at Massey College in May.

My work, “Hope Chest” will be part Seasons and Directions as part of a collection on display at Massey College, Toronto, ON May-August 2017 / Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

The Travel Exhibition is an artist book Collection with the themes of Seasons and Directions. In 2014, the project was initiated by book artist Manuela Büchting who asked Canadian and European artists to participate at the book arts project. The artist collection is continously growing and travelling. For more information, visit:  Deer Press.


Excerpt from Hope Chest

Excerpt from Hope Chest

Print Ready 2017

A small mouse with an ear on its back, speaks into the mic.

Drawing by My Name Is Scot in Leannej’s book, The Conference.

Gave and Took Ink Press will have new books by Leannej and My Name Is Scot in Print Ready 2017. Join us for the opening!

*** Over 30 publications plus: paintings, prints, sculpture, and digital media installation ***

Opening Night: Saturday March 25th, 7pm – late
Viewing: Sunday March 26th, 12pm – 5pm

Dynamo Arts Association

Print Ready 2017 includes recent publications by Marc Bell & Owen Plummer, Stephane Bernard, Kyle Buds, Cabin Collective, Sarah Ellis Clark, Jo Cook, Zandi Dandizette, William Dereume, Ben Duncan, Carli Erin Boisjolie, Gave and Took Press (leannej and My Name Is Scot), Jaz Halloran, Kristen Hatfield, Cassandra Hasanov, Neoglythic Media, Miriam Levine, Sarah Lowenbot, Juli Majer, Tylor MacMillan, Caitlin McDonagh, Drew Miller, Cole Pauls, Perro Verlag, Laura Perry, Phaedra Harder & Stephanie McDonnell, Sonya Ratkay, Sylvie Ringer, Sandra Sanchez, Joel Skavdahl, Sarah Sinner, Melanie Thibodeau, Erica Wilk, & Zine Club.

Neoglyphic Media (Bellingham Washington) will present their brand new issue of Emergence: Cover by Drew Miller, with additional contributions by Theo Ellsworth, Danielle, Nou, Ben Duncan, Joel Skavdahl, Wyatt Hersey, Ben Nadler, and Vinnie Neuberg.
Zine Club will present an installation featuring a curated selection of international digital and print artists from its collective.

Print Ready was started in order to promote the work of artists experimenting with self-publishing zines and books. The aim is to foster additional support for artists working within the versatile medium of self-publishing. Print Ready is a non-profit project that hosts book and zine launches, in addition to large group exhibitions. Our office is located in Vancouver at Dynamo Arts Association. Print Ready was founded in January 2014, by Nathan Jones and Michael Lachman.

Board of Directors
Nathan Jones – President
Vinny Gibson – Secretary
Adrienne LaBelle – Volunteer Coordinator

The Conference: To Remember Animals

I am just finishing the layout of my newest art book, The Conference: To Remember Animals. The Conference will be making its debut at Print Ready 2017, which will take place over two days, March 25th and 26, 2017. The show is at Dynamo Arts Association, Suite 103 – 30 East 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC.

My Name Is Scot provided the illustrations for the Conference. I have uploaded a few for you to see! They are superb! You can buy a copy of the limited edition book for $15.00 at Print Ready or send me a message.

A small mouse with an ear on its back, speaks into the mic.

And as a show of good faith, the good doctor allowed many of his laboratory subjects to come to this conference.

Seasons: Artist Books From Four Phases of the Year

Excerpt from Hope Chest

Excerpt from Hope Chest

Excerpt from Hope Chest

Excerpt from Hope Chest

Happy to report that Hope Chest is travelling in the Spring section of this travelling exhibition curated by the lovely Manu Buchting.

“Season’s” is a travelling exhibition of “artists books inspired by the four phases of the year.” Curated by Manu Buchting, the show brings together work by 25 different artists and makes a stop at the newly christened Pointyhead Book Arts Gallery. Smallest and (probably) largest of its kind in Toronto, PBAG (!) is squeezed like a long title on a short spine into Don Taylor and Reg Beatty’s new bookbinding studio. Also on hand will be alcohol and air conditioning. Hope to see you there.”