Installation, acrylic paint,
screen print, video projection. 15:24 video loop, HD, colour. 4-channel loudspeakers. Eighteen sheets of duralar, 7.5' x 3.5' each.

Photography by Alejandro Collados-Nunez

Special thanks to Amanda Dudnik

Lost Illusions is a sculptural, video installation about the experience of walking through moonlit trees under midnight skies. The work echoes an ethereal experience of natural landscapes that reflects a feeling of meditative transcendence through shadow, light, movement, and form. I was born and raised in the suburbs of east Hamilton mountain. I didn’t spend most days playing in the woods or wading in a river. However, my sensibilities are deeply rooted and rejuvenated in nature whenever I experience it. Most people probably share a similar sentiment, and this work aims to transport viewers to their own personal memories of nature.

This project was made possible with the support of the Media Artists Creation Projects grant from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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