New Photographs

Current photographs involve obscure or overlooked statuary around Toronto. This photo, taken at the Princes' Gates, is one of two fountains created by Charles McKechnie, of the architectural firm Chapman and Oxley, for the CNE.

Chapman and Oxley designed many buildings in the city, including the ROM and Sunnyside Bathing Pavillion. Utilizing the talents of Mr. McKechnie, they incorporated many striking figural elements which are still there to see.


drawing painting
computer graphics

Photographs are sold as 5" X 7" greeting cards (blank inside) or as 8" X 10" prints, matted for framing. They are printed using a wax-based ink process by Xerox, printed on heavy photo stock. The wax gives them a refractive quality, creating exceptional richness in colour. The watermark "Valkyria" on the images will not appear on the prints.

The cemetery and "Perv" photographs were taken in collaboration with Myra O'Shea. I have to take responsibility for the "Death" photos, however...!

Cards: $5.00 each

Prints : $20.00 each

Veiled Threat




Perv to the Moon

Part of the Perv series. For the whole story, refer to the Computer Graphics page.



The Fall

Shut Out


The Way

This was me in the '80s. Too much Ingmar Bergman, or was that too much Woody Allen?

Sad Angel

The beautiful head of this angel doesn't exist anymore. Since I took this picture, the life-sized figure toppled over and the head was smashed against a tombstone. The trunk can still be seen in a valley at the St. James cemetery, designed in the 1800's by John Howard, the architect who willed High Park to the city of Toronto.


A side-shot of one of the fountains, designed by Charles McKechnie, that flank the Princes' Gates at the entrance to the CNE.

Let Sleeping Lions Lie

This lioness is one of four other lions which decorate a tombstone at the Riverdale Necropolis.