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PAINTINGS:
VISTA 1
MISC
 

VISTA 1 PAINTINGS

This is the recon series. The oil paintings are based on deconstructing and then reconstructing what I see. With this series I've been looking at the way things appear and rethinking them in another way. It's my way of taking something that is familiar to me and challenging myself to look at it differently yet keep some sense of familiarity. The oil paintings are both abstract and representational. Abstract Representationalism. There are 2 parts to this series. One is modified California landscape and the second is reconstructed California.

MISC PAINTINGS

To quote Robert Lynd, "In order to see birds it is necessary to go into the silence." This is exactly what I did with most of these oil paintings. They offered me the space to recollect myself and explore the silence. Did you ever notice how birds fly away when you get too close? They're elusive. I wonder if their distancing from us is a sign of our disconnection with the earth. The best way to reconnect with nature as a whole is indeed through quiet observation.


The landscapes offer a certain reflection and perspective on life. Trees offer a place to rest and reconnect with the earth. Humans have the capacity to be thoughtful and reflective. My intentions were to paint the good and sometimes simple things on the earth that are often overlooked by daily stress. The oil paintings are based on Representationalism.

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