As a sculptor, I combine the raw beauty of nature with a curiosity to explore new possibilities within the sculptural language I have carved out during my career. Since receiving my BFA from Queen’s University in 1995, I have been steadily developing a unique creative process that is uninhibited yet deliberately refined. I create dreamlike sculptural landscapes with my enigmatic abstract forms.
Julia was the recipient of the Robert G. Kemp Award in 2015 given by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts for her project Water Shadows. Recent shows include ‘Wild Threads’ a two-person outdoor installation at the Glenerin Inn, commissioned by the Art Gallery of Mississauga, ‘the Red and the Black’ at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in Oakville, ON as part of the World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fibre Art, the Toronto Outdoor Art Show, the Interior Design Show (Prototype) in Toronto and a two-person show at the Durham Public Art Gallery with Steven White called Roots Entwined. Three of my light sculptures have been featured prominently for episodes in the tv series, ‘the Strain’, by director Guillermo del Toro. Forest of Light Columns installations in various configurations were widely shown in the summer of 2013; they were featured at the Electric Eclectics Festival, in Meaford, ON, showcasing avant-garde music and contemporary visual and sound artists, in particular. Light Columns were onstage with Canadian bands STARS and Hannah Georgeas at the Mudtown Music Festival in Owen Sound and also a vibrant outdoor installation in a glade of trees flanking the stage at the Canadian Spirit Festival (and band ‘Tribe Called Red’), presented by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. In 2007, I created Threads Of Peace, a multi-media textile sculpture that served as a score for a performance I directed with 17 musicians at Convergence, the Deep Listening Institute’s ‘Sonic Gesture of Peace’ in Hudson, New York. I now reside in a round house in the country near Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.