Suzanne Matheson holds degrees from McGill, University of Toronto and Oxford. She teaches 18th century British literature at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has written about Wm Blake, print shop windows, the formation of the Royal Academy and the formation of the public sphere in relation to art exhibition. She is curently writing about Tintern Abbey, the Wye Valley, and Picturesque Landscape tourism. This work on the Claude mirror grew out of her and McKay's interest in Landscape.
Alex McKay, a white Settler of Scots-English extraction, holds degrees from the University of Windsor and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His artwork focuses largely on issues of landscape and place, empire and identity, with a decolonizing focus. He has lived most of his life 'through the lens', first picking up a camera at five. His work encompases installation, performance, scultpture and photography.