I'm Sophie. I'm a landscape architect, artist, gardener, teacher and designer.
Raised on Vancouver Island, in the traditional unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation, I am greatly influenced by my natural surroundings. Having studied Fine Arts, Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture, I'm keen to create places and art that offer similarly formative experiences for others. Working as a Landscape Architect in Vancouver, BC on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, I'm grateful to serve as an environmental advocate and steward in a profession that demands creative problem-solving.
My artistic practice mirrors the professional, examining themes of ecology and connection. I like to use textiles and stitching to cultivate a form of slow expressionism. The material I use favours slow, sustainable, and hand-crafted sources. Often my thread and fabric is hand-dyed with natural materials foraged from my local landscapes (and own wild garden), using an intentional and meaningful process that considers the various scales of time and place.