The abacus is an ancient Asian numeral calculating device. The abacus was widely used by merchants and scholars before the introduction of calculators or computers and is still relied on even to this day for it’s consistent results. Five beads stacked on the bottom portion and three beads stacked on the upper portion, when slid up or down, each row represents a number.

The following two paintings are called “In” and “Out“. The first painting represents Global Wealth as of 2015. The numerical  figure for “in” is 75,621,858,232,788. The second painting represents Global Debt as of 2015. The numerical figure for “out” is 201,198,250,325,888.

"In" 

40"x20"

Acrylic on hand made stretchers.

2015

"Out" 

40"x20"

Acrylic on hand made stretchers.

2015

"Bill No.2" 

28"x22"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

"Hillary" 

28"x22"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

"Bill" 

28"x22"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

The following four abstract paintings are part of the Abacus Series and were created for YVR Airtport.

Paintings No.1 and No. 2 depict the geographical coordinates of Vancouver, (49 degrees North by123 degrees West)

Painting No.3 represents the year in which the installation was created (2015)

Painting No. 4represents the annual number of landings and takeoffs at Vancouver International Airport (312,228).

"True North No. 1" 

30"x30"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

"True North No. 3" 

30"x30"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

"True North No. 2" 

30"x30"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

"True North No. 4" 

30"x30"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

light series 

I came across a photograph of the speed of light while looking for numbers on the laws of physics. Being both aesthetically pleasing as well as science specific, the Light Series soon took physical form.

The following four paintings are part of the Light Series.

Light No.1 and Light No.2 are artistic representations of the speed of light.

Abyss is the last initial vanishing point of light 

Cause is the artistic rendering of The Big Bang

Nominal is an abacus calculation depicting the number of years the Hubble Telescope suggests it's been since the Big Bang took place. 

"Light No. 1" 

36"x36"

Acrylic on Canvas

2016

Algorithmic Autobiography Colour Codes

‘Algorithmic Autobiography Colour Codes’ was generated by gathering my web browser’s personal data on myself, based on my internet activity history. The colours shown on the three panels are my web browser’s understanding of what my most desired colours are, based on algorithms. There is a glitch at the top of each colour palette which is not readable by any coding language. I chose to exaggerate these glitches and further manipulate the data as a symbol of being able to manipulate the algorithms your browser uses to identify you. I believe this is a powerful message to convoy through art for it questions what kind of image ones browser history can actually capture of a person.  

constellation series

Each painting in the constellation series in a star cluster with inverted lines connecting them to a joined centre. 

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