Artist Statement Submitted 2018“Poets are always taking the weather so personally.” JD Salinger
The work in my recent exhibition, Light and Weather, presents intimate narratives, moving worlds, twilight or weather systems moving in: the daily spectacular. I paint landscapes as if they were arenas or stage sets. Nothing and everything -- light changes, breeze shifts, the sound of reeds and darting of flies -- happens. Nature, landscape, the bright symbolic sunrise, the gloaming, weather conditions, paint and color, become a stirred fiction. We live in a time when technology seems increasingly natural to us and nature itself less so. Because of this, landscape, nature, plant life, however beautiful and seemingly familiar, provides a speculative reality, a metaphorical and fugitive quality. We are connected and distanced to the patterns and signals found within the language of rocks, reeds, and vistas that glow. My paintings depict this duality as speculations on what is observed.