State of Migration (Newfoundland)



Burned paper, masking tape, incandescent light.

82" x 82"


I spent the winter of 2007 in Banff Alberta waiting for a snowstorm. I wanted to shoot a film driving my car at night in the middle of a snowstorm. It never happened. It never snowed.


I was looking for one of the archetypal Canadian experiences, driving into a snowstorm at night - a vortex of illuminated snowflakes - zooming towards you in impossible curves with your hands holding the steering wheel so tight your knuckles turn white.


While I was waiting I made this piece instead.


The materials , the rhythm of the piece's kinetic elements, the warm glow all inspire calm and make one patient while waiting for the storm.