Out of Time
This body of work is an extension of my ongoing interest in Oshawa heritage. Based on archival photographs (Ontario Archives, Bouckley Collection), the series consists of mixed media works on canvas. The content deals with incidental images found in early photographs, often grainy or blurry but suggestive of daily life at the time. The act of featuring these images is a subversion of the original intent of the photographer, calling up the manner in which we are all background strangers incidentally captured in passing, and as a picture-taking culture we also participate in capturing background as well as foreground ourselves.