Artist Statement

"Our Gaze is Fixed" is a series of landscape paintings that are created from memory, reference and observation. I am attracted to natural expanses of space that project back into the distance and are broken by planar intersections of light and color. These intersections provide key moments of contrast, both in light, color and compositional direction.  These intersections are a combination of planes merging with strong diagonals that project the viewer back into space. There is a constant, playful weaving back into the distance. 

 

My mark-making investigates a combination of applied moments that exist as defined shapes while other strokes blend atmospherically. After many months of isolation indoors, the world is slowly opening its doors outside. I want the viewer to recognize these active shapes of color and light, like a treasure hunt, that strategically moves them across these natural spaces and back into the distance.