Derek Hunter is an environmentalist and an interdisciplinary visual artist. His photography attempts to convey snippets of time and detail from the microscopic as it meanders through the thicket of the forests and creeks. Derek hopes to draw the viewer’s attention to the odd and entrancing wide world around them.
He received his undergraduate degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, in 2002 and his Master in Fine Arts in 2009 from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. His practice has always been an interdisciplinary bonanza of ideas and salvaged materials that guide his artworks. While his drawings feel sculptural and sculptures feel like engineering blueprints, it is the mixing and interloping that is most interesting.