Making & Belonging

I’m looking for classic beauty and composition in my work, yes. But I also like to grapple with ambiguity – those vulnerable feelings that arise when something familiar is thrown into question or somehow revealed in a different light.

My independent films have played at festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America while for over 15 years I’ve also worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director, and Photographer in the film and television industry. Most recently I’ve been teaching Film, Video, and Audio production courses in the department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.

I’m a 2nd generation Canadian of Sardinian origin. I grew up in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario and lived in Toronto briefly before making Montreal my home in the early 90s.When taking pictures – pointing, framing, and recording with a camera – I’m looking for images that recall our senses, our bodies, and the raw impressions we grasp and share. Any stories I manage to tell inevitably say something about how feelings are the common ground of what is real. Attentive to how we belong, how we connect and tie things together, I’m called to wonder: What is the world made of … what will we make of it?

In life and learning my interests are multi-cultural, anthropological, and philosophical to say the least. I’m curious about the world stage and welcome contact from others interested in opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge in creative, academic, and cultural projects.

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In poetry, art, and all forms of language
metaphor illuminates the common sense
of feelings that we share
about forces and elements
of a mysterious world.