I refer to myself as an "industrial folk artist." Since moving to Victoria, I have been captivated by the tugboat and marine life of Victoria's Inner Harbour. When I come across a working tug in our Inner Harbour I am enthralled by the colour, strength, movement of these boats and the men that work on them. Nearly everyone stops, watches, responds in some way to a passing tug and barge as it passes under the uplifted Blue Bridge.
Tugs reflect honesty, emotion, and strength. I can't resist them. I feel a deep need to record what is left of our rapidly changing waterfront and disappearing lifestyles.