Western Sunset Flip, acrylic & sand on canvas, 52 x 42 inches
Blue Double Eclipse, acrylic & sand on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
Moon Mountain Fade, acrylic & sand on canvas, 44 x 48 inches
Blue Ridge Moon, acrylic & sand on canvas, 26 x 22 inches
Crescent Beach Moon Rotation, acrylic & sand on canvas, 34 x 36 inches
Phases of the Moon, acrylic & sand on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
Yellow Double (San Domingo Creek), acrylic and sand on digitally printed chiffon, 40 x 30 inches
Pink Sky (in Wassaic), acrylic and sand on digitally printed chiffon, 40 x 30 inches
Square Study (Burlap), acrylic & sand on burlap, 36 x 30 inches
These works are generated from landscape photographs taken on recent trips and images sourced from my families collection taken around the tidewater Chesapeake Bay area. These photographs are then recomposed as geometric abstractions or color studies derived from Joseph Albers', ”The Interaction Of Color” by tilting the image, flipping the horizon line, or cutting out a part of the landscape.
These gestures serve to demonstrate the malleability and impermanence of memory over time and in space. The paintings pair flat and smooth masked airbrushed gradients with textural materials such as sand, clay, burlap, and chiffon to create an interpretation of place and moment with material. This work forms a space to contemplate points in time, perception, and our relationship to memories embedded in our landscapes.