Inspired by the various uses of language and symbol, Timeanddesire produces text-based art that aims to highlight the psychological, philosophical and poetic.

This body of work focuses on the relationship between language and cognition. Language contributes significantly in shaping how we perceive the world. Accordingly, much of this work can be seen as an attempt to utilize this conceptual framework to adjust and direct the ideology of the observer.

Furthermore, Timeanddesire explores text as a visual object — paying close attention to the medium — at times creating a meaningful relationship between the medium and the text itself.    

Also part of the exhibition TEXTING Timeanddesire has invited collaboration with Pascal Paquette and a highlighted piece by Stephanie Rond.


Timeanddesire is a pseudonym was created originally for outdoor work done independently and now collaboratively by St Marie and Walker. Denise St Marie has practiced her iconographic/text-based style for over a decade. She has created street art interventions in places such as Chicago, Las Vegas, Japan, China, across the Canadian Prairies, Victoria BC, Windsor and Toronto. She graduated from the University of Victoria attaining a BFA.

Timothy Walker views Conceptual Art as experience, play, and insight into the human condition. His practice is a means of exploring emerging philosophical notions and issues within our contemporary society. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto where he specialized in Philosophy.

Together Timeanddesire has been featured in various outdoor showings including Art of the Danforth 2012, PARK(ing) DAY Mississauga 2012 and a large scale installation at Yonge & Dundas Square for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012.

Pascal Paquette has spent the last decade exploring the contemporary art scene, while expanding on his graffiti-writing practice under the pseudonym Mon Petit Chou. In his work, he examines the various cultural transformations that occur when economic, social or cultural realities collide. He works primarily as a painter, but also employs street art, graffiti and photography in projects that are often site-specific or location-dependent. Most recently, he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto. His work has been exhibited and commissioned internationally. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Stephanie Rond was born in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University in 1997. Recently, the Columbus Dispatch deemed her work as comprising one of the best art shows of 2012, and the Columbus Alive tapped her as a Person to Watch 2012. You may have most recently read about Stephanie’s artwork in Bitch magazine. When she grows up, she’d like to be a crossword puzzle guru and a domestic cat herder.

Denise St Marie would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of her work: