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I tried making photographs about other iconic personalities like Elvis and Charlie Brown, but they failed. After several months of unsuccessful image making I realized I had to bring something of my own identity as a Canadian back into the work about Americans.

I needed to address what it’s like living next to a country that barely acknowledges our existence.

By combining well known Canadian landscape paintings, which some suggest are the visual equivalent of our National Anthem, with scenes of accidents, disasters and instances of poor judgment, she acknowledges and satirizes the mythology and icons of Canadian culture.

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In 2012 I was awarded a Manitoba Arts Council Major Arts Grant and an Individual Artist Grant from the Winnipeg Arts Council to take my work in a new direction.

When I began working on Canadians and Americans (best friends forever…it’s complicated), I was pleased with the first couple of images I produced as they related to two American icons familiar to us all: Marilyn Monroe and Clint Eastwood.

After that though, much to my surprise, things didn’t go well. Its presence in my daily life is invasive and ubiquitous.

As someone who grew up in the 60’s, I was going to subvert the content I had been exposed to as a child / teenager / young adult: the Kennedy assassination, the Apollo space program, the sobering realization that the KKK still exists, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the NRA.

The original template was similar to my earlier work; use famous American landscapes as backdrops and American action figures to provide the narrative.

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