Materiality - resin and mixed media

Ever since my residency on the Eclipse Icefield I’ve been exploring ways to make work about climate in different ways. I’ve also started working in resin in the last year and it seems a natural material to explore ideas about melt and the change in lakes, glaciers and watersheds associated with climate change.



Kluane Lake Resin cast - resin and kozo with acrylic and pigment, ~24" x 50" ©2910
Empty channels, Slims river - shredded climate research papers, resin and pigment, ~24" x 57" ©2019

Kluane Lake Deconstructed - cast resin and kozo with acrylic and pigment on panel, ~24" x 57" ©2019

detail - Kluane Lake Deconstructed - cast resin and kozo with acrylic and pigment on panel, ~24" x 57" ©2019



I’ve done a number of small, exploratory pieces as I work with resin as well - letting me try different techniques combining it with glass, metallic and other pigments and collage elements. Resin for me turns out to be a wonderful unifier of other media, pulling disparate elements together in what can end up a more polished, cohesive whole.

Rectangular abstraction I - resin, acrylic, glass and pigment, 4" x 6" ©2019

Rectangular abstraction II - resin, acrylic, glass and pigment, 4" x 6" ©2019

Rectangular abstraction III - resin, acrylic, glass and pigment, 4" x 6" ©2019

Square abstraction I - resin, acrylic, glass and pigment, 4" x 4" ©2019

Square abstraction II - resin, acrylic, glass and pigment, 4" x 4" ©2019

Square abstraction III - resin, acrylic, glass and pigment, 4" x 4" ©2019

In the course of my explorations Art Resin gave me a small sample to play with. Support is nice as it’s not an inexpensive material and my larger pieces can go through quite a bit of it. I like their particular formulation - it’s non-toxic, doesn’t heat up as much as some other epoxies while curing and has been pretty easy to work with. I should add I have zero interest in working with anything but the non-toxic varieties of resin. My studio is in my home and  material safety is an important concern.


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