Monday, May 18, 2009

Artist Statement

I am intrigued by nature. No matter what we make, construct, or destroy, we are still surrounded by the presence of what has existed since long before our time. I can’t help but feel that I am not a creator of art, only a manipulator what already exists.

My goal as an artist is to combine these two – the existing beauty of natural earth and the human efforts of melding what was already here into something new. In my work you will find landscapes intersected by architectural elements. Harsh lines on soft washes.

The added geometric elements are not intended to destroy the landscapes or mark them in any negative way. They are there to join the two: a harmony of the nature and inhabitant.

Yet this harmony holds irony. The hard lines with all of their presence and power are momentary. The work of the inhabitant will eventually disappear into the enveloping landscape controlled by elements and time.