This work was developed as I was studying at UBCO and preparing for my graduation show in 2010. I was exploring themes of Canadian identity, and our connection to the landscape. I used collage as a way to integrate different types of images and play with composition, and I used these small collages as source material for the paintings. I was also exploring how my personal faith interacts with national identity. I would describe these pieces as having a cautiously hopeful, personal patriotism.