My installations are largely, though not exclusively, made of cut vinyl, usually adhesive although "Limp Landscape" was made from non-adhesive vinyl and loosely pinned to the wall to look as if it was peeling. The works I've chosen to include here span two themes: nature and culture, as well as the intersections between the two. The landscape works are based on regional Canadian painting from artists such as Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven, Walter Phillips, and Dorothy Knowles. I was interested in the cultural depiction of landscape and wilderness, and how it has functioned in regards to Canadian identity. Most recently I made a panoramic drawing that was presented as an installation.
The architectural works all focus on my birthplace: Poland. I often work with the Palace of Culture and Science, a monumental skyscraper in Warsaw known as "Stalin's gift to Poland," as well as modernist Eastern Bloc apartment buildings—specifically the ones I used to live in. The images are traced and retraced in various ways and made into large-scale wall works.
The installations are an extension of my drawing practice—line work taken off the paper and placed directly into a space.