Drawings of People for People Great Lake Prints Nautical chart work e is for earth Fly by night – Gladstone, Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Drawings of People for People

If you would like me to draw a person for you send an image to echrail@gmail.com along with $25. That is a very reasonable portrait.

Great Lake Prints

Prints are available in a variety of media. Contact me for details and pricing.

Nautical chart work

I have been invited to show during a sailing regatta at a Yacht club on Lake Ontario. I will include my work on nautical charts. I have made new work for this event that I would like to share.  

e is for earth

Opening reception of e is for earth as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival #TODO18  “Carneval” Oil Pastel on discontinued wallpaper I will be exhibiting work made specifically for this show along with a host of other artists. Jan 14th 2018, 7-10 pm Dark Tools Architectural Lighting 750 Lake Shore Blvd E unit 2, […]

Fly by night – Gladstone, Nuit Blanche, Toronto

For the all night long Nuit Blanche event at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto Ontario, we created a place for people to come, relax, sit down, and meet some new friends. We wanted to evoke childhood forts and camping, letting people have a bit of agency as to how the space was used. And, we […]

Food currency

This series of charcoal drawings share utter abandon for a sense of scale. Subjects range from global currency, contemporary food systems, and industrial agriculture, to simply the patterns found at the cellular level, or the bark of a tree. This recent body of work is a reaction to human engagement with, and responsibility for economics, land use, […]

Human – My afternoon with a fox & skunks

I was invited to create a unique work for The Tallahassee Natural History Museum. Among other exciting things it is a natural habitat, or zoo, of indigenous rescued wildlife, historical buildings, and an environmental science center. I proposed to be put up in my own cage and created a sign for visitors. Theirs is a busy zoo […]

Nautical Charts

In the mid to late 1980s I saw the shoreline that I grew up on change drastically with the invasive species we call zebra mussels. These razor sharp but very small critters established themselves on every poissible surface. We had to suddenly wear foot protection all the time on the beach and in the water. […]

Details of Bees

Charcoal drawings of bees as seen through a microscope. Lovingly rendered in charcoal on tinted paper.

eksperimenta! AGO goes to Tallinn

As the artist in residence for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Youth Program in 2013-2014 I collaborated with 30 members of the AGO Youth Council on a project that we titled U.G.L.Y: Unified Geniuses Living Young. Our exhibit in the AGO Community Gallery ran from September-January 2013, the project was an ongoing site-specific performative installation. […]

Charcoal as my material of choice

I am interested in the transformation of materials from their organic state to a mass produced and then consumed product. Charcoal is a common artists’ tool manufactured into various forms, but in its simplest form it is the residue of impure carbon easily obtained by burning wood or other organic matter, thus removing water and other […]

Weather Network

The weather network took an interest in a group show that I put together at the Wychwood Artscape Community Gallery. The three artists showing together have a serious interest in conservation. Kasia Burdaka, who interviewed me nicknamed me Echo-the-Eco-Artist The show was called: Nature: Up Close and Personal with artists Gwen Duda, Jordan Dunlop, and […]

Parachuting To Fountain

In December of 2011 AnalogAnalogue secured a booth at the Fountain Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel. We changed the content of the booth over 4 times a day.   Here’s an example of our collaborative work, in this case an electrical tape drawing directed by Jay Corrales. We worked speedily and as soon […]

Shelter – With Swoon

  The Tallahassee Leon County Shelter In 2011, Callie Currie (aka SWOON) came to Tallahassee as a visiting scholar and lecturer through FSU, with the added intent of completing a community-based project. We were fortunate enough to be able to assist in a very direct way along with other MFA candidates as part of this […]

Bang On It

Visitors to the gallery were encouraged to take up stick and join in a continual rhythmic experience by banging on a variety of ramshackle, handmade and found percussive instruments. This was a translation of an experience the art team had after a long afternoon together. Even we were surprised by the beauty of the sounds […]

Free Uteri

With all of my work, no matter the media the effect that I hope for is to spark a discussion around ecological and social issues. I aspire to raise the collective consciousness and encourage positive change. With duct tape chastity belts and with our mouths taped shut we joined the rally against a political bill […]

Trust Your Guts

Navigating the art world in a new city can be challenging (has anyone posted a list of good/bad/ugly galleries in Toronto?) I saw a cal for submissions for a “juried exhibition” with a black and white theme. Perfect! I work with charcoal on paper, I’d fit right in! Not to mention the location was great! […]

Pollen Slides

I came across a good deal of microscope slides and spent a summer with a book called “Pollen from Canadian Honey Bees” while homesick for Ontario while living in Florida. The book was filled with detailed photographs taken with a microscope to help farmers understand what flowers their bees had been visiting. Art has been […]

Kudzu Cookbook

Kudzu, has been a popular food in Japan and China for thousands of years. The three parts of the kudzu plant that are edible are the: Young leaves and vine tips, Flower blossoms, and Roots. However, it’s the tuberous roots that offer this plant’s real premium. These roots are dehydrated and pulverized, and it is this […]

Kudzu – Installation

In the studio the 5 x 30 foot roll was installed on 2 dowels so that I may work on it 6 feet at a time. Everything was covered in a fine layer of black dust! My reference material stapled to the wall on either side. I spent more time considering “what next” than drawing […]