What do you see first... a two-headed macaw, or a mask? This is a collaborative art installation for the Astral Harvest music festival in Driftpile, AB created with Steven Teeuwsen. This piece was positioned along the pathway between the Wakah Chan Mayan-themed stage and the Interstellevator mainstage. The gold detail represents the Interstellevator stage, while the sacred Macaw serves as the link to Wakah Chan, serving as a transition between stages.
This 5' acrylic painting depicts the harrowing journey of a space explorer hurtling into the unknown, connecting it to the more common theme of moving to a new place, or finding oneself among strangers. Drippy and emotional, yet bright and hopeful.
Illustration created for a competition held by the North Country Fair. The artwork was chosen, and engraved into zippo lighters for sale.
This piece was inspired by a vision I had of a swirling blue and red yin yang while at a meditation retreat. Everything was clear and balanced. I created a circular hollow using modelling paste and string, that would later be filled with a clear epoxy resin. In order to create a contrast between the calm, fluid centre and the barren, cracking outer shell, I used a variety of techniques with acrylic paint.
The logo design for Mossy Ridge Logworks was created in collaboration with Fat Crow Design. We worked together to develop a brand that would be instantly recognizable for years to come. Much like the cabins and homes built by Mossy Ridge Logworks, the font itself was handcrafted. The curve of the "ridge" is meant to invoke a feeling of strength and timelessness,
The goal of this project was to create display cases for additional specimen in Dinosaur Hall of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, while acknowledging the existing space. Many elements were considered while coming up with a design solution, such as lighting, minimizing glare, various specimen sizes, and heavy traffic flow. The angles of the new cases mimic the angles of the original exhibit, creating continuity between new and old. Graphic design and photos by Alanna Kho.
I was contacted to design a custom wedding invitation for my friends Haley and Moses. They wanted it to look like an old timey newspaper and share the story of how they met. I was able to fit all the provided text into a visually engaging and cohesive format, printable on half a standard tabloid sheet.
Molten glass is the consistency of honey, which is the inspiration behind the name Bee Kingdom Glass, a collaborative studio collective based in Calgary. The origin of the collective's name is what inspired me to create this painting as a gift to them. It's layered with topographical maps, grains, glue, modelling paste, and sealed in with a clear epoxy resin. Photo by Erin Wallace Photography.
This rocking chair prototype has been handcrafted from baltic birch plywood.
The design is grounded, doing away with the need for legs. Rocking along a low gentle curve it connects the sitter with earth. The chair is comfortable with fluid lines from seat to back.
Along the side of the chair concentric rings of wood grain expand seamlessly from the base up and outward. Rhythm is also carried across the width of the chair.
It is a strong piece with soft lines and natural colour. The tapered sides and back add delicateness to an otherwise heavy design. In many ways the chair creates a sense of balance.
A wedding gift for my good friends Toni and Nick, the lovebirds. I designed and created the nesting pattern digitally before tooling, punching, staining, and binding everything by hand.
The concept for this airport display advertising the Royal Tyrrell Museum was to take the viewer back to their youth. "Model dinosaurs" were designed from existing toys, but made to look more realistic and were constructed using Baltic birch plywood. The landforms were made out of combcore to reference cardboard toy packaging exploding outward to create the badlands of Drumheller. The banners also harken to the toy packaging of decades past with their retro design by Kelly Kuhl and serve to give the display the playful feel of childhood.
A simply designed business card for Kristy Nanise, a very talented local musician and poet. Printed on a pulp paper, textured like her lyrics.
A professional and clean business card design, with space to write appointments on the top.
I had the privilege of designing Mohsin's second album "Fly Home". The artwork was inspired by the title track. When we are unable to return home physically, we can still do so through our memories.
The Devonian Reef Exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, AB. While working in-house at the museum, it became apparent to me that the exhibit was tired and in need of an improvement. The updated exhibit is the result of a collaborative effort from talented individuals throughout the museum. We worked together to refine the story and freshen the space, all while keeping within a small budget. A big thank you to Malarie Schaffer for her graphic design expertise.
While working at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, I was tasked with the design of a giant birthday cake parade float to participate in the town of Drumheller's centennial celebration. A wooden frame was built around a chassis, where the driver would sit. This frame was covered in styrofoam and carved to look like icing (the raptors seemed to like it). It was necessary to design and build the float within certain specifications such as height and width requirements, and driver safety.
Created a full brand identity including a website for Oak Tree Nutrition. The O and the T in the logo double as a plate and a fork. The graphic styling used depicts well being, and a strong healthy oak tree. The imagery used in the branding evokes a return to natural, nutritious eating.
Corporate identity package I designed for Wind Express, a local delivery service. The logo is designed with two birds to represent the two founders of the company, together forming a 'W'. The shape of the logo itself depicts movement and speed. As part of the package I also designed business cards, a rate guide, and a waybill for the deliveries.
Thank you to the Edmonton Arts Council and Pattison for hosting #YEGCanvas, a citywide exhibition featuring local artists. The concept of the exhibition was to turn advertising space into a place to display artwork. My idea was to turn artwork into an advertisement for the exhibit while paying homage to the various cultures that make up our great city. The artwork I submitted was created using techniques I've admired and gathered through my studies, travels, and friendships.
A large 5' X 3' art piece created using plywood, paint, recycled razor blades, and epoxy resin to seal it all in. Blades were chosen as a material to show that something seemingly dangerous and harmful can also be viewed as something soft and beautiful.