Bitter Air

Bitter Air

Bitter Air Bitter Air was created after months of intense research at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives. The documents, photographs and oral histories were used, not only to provide the historical backdrop for the work, but in some cases actually found their way...
Underwater Chinatown

Underwater Chinatown

Underwater Chinatown A large part of the process of creating Underwater Chinatown was in perusing historical documents related to Cantonese opera and Cantonese opera houses in Vancouver from the 1890s to the 1920s. Deanne Achong and I visited numerous local archives...
Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts

Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts

Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts  As part of the public art commission for the City of Richmond (BC, Canada), Faith Moosang and Deanne Achong initiated original research into the mythology of how the main island of Richmond received its name – Lulu. Of the...
The Archive of Abandonment

The Archive of Abandonment

The Archive of Abandonment  A new blog that looks at my large collection of found photographic albums, lantern slides, glass plates, tintypes, daguerrotypes, ambrotypes and 1 ferrotype.  The collection includes over 200 albums and over 1000 singular images. It was...
First Son: Portraits by C.D. Hoy

First Son: Portraits by C.D. Hoy

First Son: Portraits by C.D. Hoy  The research initiated into the photographs of C.D. Hoy resulted in the publication of a book that accompanied the exhibition – First Son: Portraits by C.D. Hoy. The book was co-published by Arsenal Pulp Press and Presentation...