Photographer, Age: 27
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Currently resides: Brooklyn, New York
What color depresses you?
Orange. It’s the color of so many ugly things like pylons, Fanta, safety gear, and life jackets.
What color is most tied to memory?
Green, because it’s the most Canadian color—the color of forests and trees and fields, with which I associate home in this nostalgic, idealized way. I grew up in the suburbs but my favorite images of Canada are the ’50s postcards of trains rolling through the mountains of Alberta. Those images are always very green or very snow-covered. I love that sort of kitschy, idealized ephemera.
Should art need to be explained?
I think one-liner art, even from someone as amazing as Maurizio Cattelan—who is, in my mind, the expert one-liner artist—ends pretty close to where it begins. Sometimes you need to leave things a bit more open, leave room to let the viewer in. I think art is the most fun and moving when it leaves a bit of space for interpretation.