Reception with the artist
Friday, November 15, 5-8 pm
The inspiration for this body of work is the Yorkshire area of England, a region dramatically displaying the organic relationship between the native people, the land, and God. The relationship invokes responsive interactions. These naturally occurring interactions create an aesthetic balance. It is a subtle mixture of vernacular architecture and agrarian pragmatism blending to create compositional order. The carefully organized, organic structures respond to the landscape, like a blank canvas responds to human volition and a brush.
In this series of paintings, I use abstraction to clarify reality. The abstract idea of a landscape translates seamlessly into marks of roads, tree lines, sky, structures and light. In essence, I am a co-creator, trying to respond to the truth of an ever-evolving triune relationship.
We receive the landscape as wilderness: untouched, pristine, and sublime. It is like a wild, unpainted surface that is slowly tamed by human response, etching our existence into time and history.