LANDSCAPE ABSTRACTIONS

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Landscape abstractions were about boiling down what it meant to have technology and be human in the simplest visual way.

So, goal: boil ideas into two elements. Simplify.

I was working with traditionally painted, slightly abstract, slightly expressionistic landscapes drawn from my photography of my place in the high country. I would take one piece, one form of abstraction and lay it against in contrast to that environment of the landscape and allow a dialog between those two elements solely.

 

There were some wrinkles in there. Sometimes I sketched into the field of the painting designs or patterns that related to the evolution of the computer and circuit boards. See, the circuit board and its relationship to our lives as humans is more and more becoming a cypher of our souls, circulating what it is to be human, and what is the otherness of the machine, and the perfection of mathematics. We want them to mesh for some utopian future, and we all know that it's not going to work that way.

And with that, I developed a fundamental crisis of belief in a system. There were subtleties of relationship that I wanted to express.

 

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