The development of microinstallations ran simultaneous to my composite drawing work and large scale sculptural installations. Some scenarios no longer made sense on paper; they had to be told in actual physical space.  With a narrative fusion of religious parables, school-yard trash talk, survivor tales and Saturday morning cartoons, I began to make small scenes, or miniature film sets. These began to cluster into more elaborate narrative sequences.   Initially, this work was envisioned in one-point perspective, which produced a strange, breathless stillness. As the imagery became elaborate, more dynamic and fluid angles appeared. Similar to my drawing and painting work at the time, the gallery wall was now the picture plane that the three-dimensional elements floated along, like a flotilla.
 First exhibition of micro installations,   here, there and here   ,  Tableau Vivant, Toronto (1996)
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  Birthday Party,  1996
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   Flotilla   exhibition,     V.     MacDonnell Gallery, Toronto, 2001.  Loony Toons, The Brothers Grimm and Sermon on the Mount, all rolled into one.
 detail from  Crash,  2001.
 detail from  Crash,  2001
  Flotilla  installation, V. MacDonnell Gallery, Toronto, 2001
  Sacred Heart Drive-in (Midnight show: Wizard of Oz) ,   Flotilla  installation, 2001.
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   The Tales We Tell  , 2008 Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
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   Time and Again  , 2009, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
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   Assorted sculptural collage
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   tear surfer
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