ARTIST STATEMENT

          My drawings, paintings, and prints focus on creating an implied landscape. Imagery that may not be considered a traditional landscape can be read as one when it is presented in an abstracted manner—my work explores this concept. My recent works include presenting sections of musical instruments and geometric architecture in an abstracted state. An unusual view of an everyday object can create a space like that of a cityscape. Looseness and realism are contrasted in my work. This contrast represents how emotion operates in collaboration with the reality we experience. 

            A piece normally begins with a sketch of an unusual angle of something that I have observed. Studies and reference photos inform me as I work. I include elements that are carefully rendered to create a believable space. Depending on the medium, I use color or tonality to project my emotional response onto the landscape. These elements working collectively create a new space where the line between reality and imagination is blurred. 

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