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From Oxford Dictionaries:
1.) A part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed
a. A piece of cloth left when the greater part has been used or sold; scrap, piece, bit, fragment, shred, offcut, oddment
b. A surviving trace; remains, remainder, leftovers, leavings, residue, rest;

The idea that everything is part of a larger assemblage – interconnectedness - is an underlying theme in this body of woodcuts. The work attempts to explore the intersection between human and non-human societies: urban ecology through the lens of art. There is an abundance of invertebrate life throughout a city: every crack in weakened concrete manifests the living organisms and natural processes that are impossible to remove, despite humankind’s best efforts to sterilize the land.
Research subjects for this work include pieces of found, dead, winged insects (casualties of vehicles and bicycles along roads and trails in Edmonton). Through dissections of specimens and interpretive drawing, these prints use pattern, repetition, structure, and the orderliness of insect society, to construct abstracted compositions that evoke architecture, blueprints, city maps, or other kinds of human constructions.

This artwork was supported by an Individual Artist Grant from the Edmonton Arts Council.