American Renaissance Series
As we look back through the history of American painting, we cannot help but stumble upon the American landscape. Notably, we come across the Hudson River School, one of the earliest American painting movements. Pulling from many earlier migrant styles, it explored the sublime, awe, danger, and vastness of nature. The works are both haunting and beautiful at the same time, trying to embody the almost untouched, wild, and free. Here is where we begin. In this body of work, I explore both abstraction and landscape through expressive forms. These works riff from my personal history, memory, childhood, and historical depictions. In each work, I play with the composition to capture the wonder, awe, stillness, and movement found within nature. At times I hint at the idea of a landscape rather than fully defining it. I push to remind the viewer through depiction, memory, and expression of what we have lost, what we still have, and what we hope to maintain in nature.
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