Artwork > Landscapists

These pieces borrow in part from 19th-century German Romantic landscape painting. Drawn to the draftsmanship and use of line by artists like Caspar David Friedrich and Johann Georg von Dillis, I reinvent these artists’ pristine depictions of nature, combining them with symbolic markers of the modern-day landscape that are both physical and conceptual. The resulting compositions invite viewers to consider questions of permanence and fluidity in our dynamic relationships with nature.

The construction cranes in this body of work act like trees in the Romantic landscape, signifying power. But unlike Friedrich’s massive oaks, which convey spiritual strength, the strength of cranes is tied to the economic potential of an industrialized world and its dominance over the natural. Yet when isolated in bucolic landscapes devoid of people, these dominant/subservient roles become less clear.



Standing Invasion
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
30 x 15"
2011
Futuristic Glimpse
acrylic, ink and pencil on paper
54 x 60"
2011
Sloping Cluster
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
36 x 60"
2011
Captured View
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
15 x 30"
2011
Delicate Balance
acrylic, ink and pencil on paper
51 x 114"
2011
Deficient Weld
acrylic and ink on canvas
36"x36"
2011
Sketch 6
Inkjet with ink on photo paper
8 x 10"
2011
Sketch 5
Inkjet with ink on photo paper
8 x 10"
2011
Sketch 4
Inkjet with ink on photo paper
10 x 8"
2011
Sketch 3
Inkjet with ink on photo paper
10x8"
2011
Sketch 2
Inkjet with ink on photo paper
8 x 10"
2011
Sketch 1
Inkjet with pencil on photo paper
8 x 10"
2011
Ice Field
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
36 x 60"
2011
Fortified Tower
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
30 x 40"
2011
Thought for a Portrait
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
40 x 30"
2011
Verdant Tangle
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
36 x 60"
2011
Picturesque Inventions
acrylic, ink and pencil on canvas
60 x 36"
2011