I could not decide if the glowing was in my mind, in my eyes, or if my shadow indeed had a glow of its own. I watched how the other shadows – those of the trees around me – merged with and expanded from my own. They seemed to glow a little too. I saw … Continue reading “Lycanthrope”


As part of the 12th edition of the Nuit Blanche à Montreal, Galerie Donald Browne welcomed the group *EX-LYCANTHROPE* to perform. FEATURING: Jim Holyoak: wall-drawing, Neil Holyoak: guitar, Nick Kuepfer: guitar & tape-loops, Josh Hawley: digital-sampling, piano & guitar, Katherine Peacock: piano & vocals. All proceeds from the event went to *PACIFIC WILD*, a non-profit … Continue reading “Ex-Lycanthrope”

Big Fleas Have Little Fleas

‘Big Fleas Have Little Fleas’ was a collaborative installation Jim Holyoak, Airom Bleicher and Matt Shane. A continual work-in-progress, elements within the installation were open for interaction and collaboration with the public and special guest artists. “So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey, And these have smaller still to bite … Continue reading “Big Fleas Have Little Fleas”


“J’écrivais des silences, des nuits, je notais l’inexprimable. Je fixais des vertiges.” – Arthur Rimbaud

When I Get Back Home

‘When I Get Back Home’ was a collection of greyscale ink drawings made in three-way collaboration with Matt Shane and Scott Lewis. These drawings detail dream-like architecture, creatures, and landscapes. Having worked together and separately on each drawing, When I Get Back Home was as much about final artworks as it was about the collaborative … Continue reading “When I Get Back Home”

Book of a Mere Fraction

“Il se peut que ma vie ne soit qu’une image de ce genre, et que je sois condamné à revenir sur mes pas tout en croyant que j’explore, à essayer de connaître ce que je devrais fort bien reconnaître, à apprendre une faible partie de ce que j’ai oublié.” – André Breton, Nadja,1928. \ “Perhaps … Continue reading “Book of a Mere Fraction”


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Eleven Love Letters

Monsters for Real: Eleven Love Letters, is novella in zine form. Each of the eleven zines are chapters, 260 pages in total. It is an autobiography about growing up in a small town in British Columbia, Canada, in which I described as vividly as I could the most haunting sexual and spiritual rites of passage … Continue reading “Eleven Love Letters”

The Guy

‘The Guy’ is a handmade book, cut throughout with stencils. The predicaments of the anonymous ‘guy’ proceed as follows: the guy, the guy was high, the guy was blue, she was sick and tired of that guy, this guy’s day was so crappy even heaven couldn’t make him happy, this guy had a huge soul … Continue reading “The Guy”