About On Land - On Water
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: “On Land - On Water” 2016
Formally, I would like this work to portray a sense of clarity, simplicity, beauty and balance. Conversely and conceptually, I am trying to create a felling of apprehension that suggests that things are not what they appear to be.
This series titled “On Land-On Water” pays homage to those Location’s where water meets land or in more symbolic terms, where the known meets the unknown.br>
In these landscapes, I am tying to create enigmatic spaces that evoke a perception of distance and emptiness. In the piece titled “Waiting”, I place the figure into the landscape to create a sense of longing vulnerability and perhaps anxiety wondering what the future might bring. In “Pilgrim” I try to portray the disenfranchisement of nature where the central figure becomes a lost and weary traveler in a world that has become unfamiliar and void of meaning. In the piece “Island”, I portray an empty space in hopes of creating an emotional tension where the viewer is asked to place themself into the landscape. .