Finished a short film, based around my mother’s poetry. I’m so happy how everything turned out, and every time I see the title card I get all the good feelings. I love collaborating with my mom, she’s a fantastic artist and always an inspiration.
My studio mate, Kami Goertz, and I will be opening our studio as part of March’s First Fridays. My art and film will be on display along with Kami’s plush sculptures.
In Summer 2015, I took over a studio space in Winnipeg’s iconic Exchange District. Located at 75 Albert Street in Winnipeg Manitoba, it really is a fantastic location, the view out of my windows is beautiful, and having the constant hum of downtown around me is golden. It’s been a great space that is inspiring, and gives me room to be creative. From writing to painting, my work is done within my studio walls. I am lucky to have this space, and i’m super excited for all the work i will be producing out of the studio this year.
While film is my primary medium, painting is my oldest. Starting when I was young, I mentored under my mom, Vivian Paschke, an established rural Manitoban artist. I work with a variety of materials, but I tend to gravitate towards watercolors and acrylic.
“Untitled” acrylic on canvas, 2016
I was out visiting my home town of Elkhorn, and I was inspired to shoot some footage with my mom. We trekked out to a field in -40 degree weather, and shot some fantastic footage against the late afternoon sunshine. It was damn cold, and we were frozen, but the footage looks amazing.
After the shoot, I got my mom to recite some of her favourite winter poems, and I’ll be pairing the poetry with the footage we shot together. The end result will be contemplative and beautiful, an ode to the two things that have always been a source of inspiration; Winter and my mom. Here are a couple of screenshots.
This was so fun to do! Here is a video I produced for a wonderful couple on their wedding day. Stephanie and Justin were a pleasure to work with, and I’m so happy with the end result (and so were they!). I shot and edited the entire project with my ever reliable Canon 7D.