For a surly twelve-year-old on a trip to Manitoba with grandparents, temporary discomfort precedes the remarkable.
An unplanned sabbatical makes room for uncertainty and a transformed creative process. Rather than simply offering a break, the space opens out into a changed course entirely.
When a familiar walk turns grave, time stretches out in unfamiliar ways. A strange calm in the face of violence gives way to fear, vulnerability, and newfound strength.
Two years down a long, hard path culminate in bitter failure. In its wake, a realization emerges, and along with it a return to an old, familiar love.
Marked by intense focus and mutual understanding, a conversation with artist Ian Breakwell yields a necessary breakthrough and sets the foundation for a creative path.
In the context of a years-long conversation, a brief portfolio review with a respected teacher has a lasting effect. Just three simple words make for a gem of insight that sustains a career.