Artist Statement Submitted 2017In my work, nature, landscape, the gloaming,
weather conditions, paint and color, become a stirred fiction.
Less about verisimilitude, yet true to the experience of looking and being there,
I make images that merge the materiality of paint with illusion and abstraction.
There is a metaphorical, fugitive quality to my work. It depicts not a comfortable nature, but a shifting one, acknowledging that we live in a time when technology seems increasingly natural to us and nature itself less so.
Because of this, landscape, nature, and plant life, however beautiful and seemingly familiar, provide a speculative reality. These speculations allow me to visualize cycles, patterns, events, within the shape of a single reed, location, or weather condition.
We are connected and distanced to the signals found within the language of rocks, reeds, vistas that glow. My paintings depict this duality that courses through even the most benign landscapes as speculations of the observed.