I'm a wanderlust – a rambler in life and thought who’s taught English in Korea, learned about racism and reconciliation in Riding Mountain and most recently about education in Burma. I was born and fed a Mennonite in Winnipeg and while my family long left the farm, the roll-up-your-sleeves-and-plunge-both-hands-into-life-up-to-the-elbows ethos remains.
Like E.E. Cummings, I'm obsessed with creating and making. And "like all obsessions, the Making obsession has disadvantages; for instance, my only interest in making money would be to make it. Fortunately, however, I should prefer to make almost anything else."
Whenever I embark on this or that I’m after either overt or covert subversion and inspiration. I look for the place where dominant scripts, narratives and angles begin to unravel and where image, word and action intersect.
I maintain a heightened vigilance to the various ways in which influence influences and misleads. Whether it’s through documentary, print or poetry, I aim to create a positive shift in our interconnected ethical and cultural consciousness towards civil disobedience and, in turn, towards liberation and, at times, libation.