Recent work: Acadia series

Paintings

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Erasing the Park, Otter Cliffs. 2014.

 

Statement

In Acadia National Park, the sky, land, and ocean have particular yet changing relationships. From the trail, glimpses of the ocean seem to climb the horizon to the sky. In certain conditions it is hard to tell where water ends and sky begins. Water and sky create a visual expanse against the strong forms of glacially carved rock. And yet, the human imprint on the park due to global warming might drastically change its ecological profile. Can it be stopped?
In formal terms, I am interested in the opposition of drawing and painting, wet and dry media, flatness and representation, color and neutrality. Activating a surface by mark-making and acknowledging its flatness are endlessly compelling ideas to explore, along with deep ties to Maine’s land and light.