Dan Rule

Region: South

City / State: New Orleans, LA

These images start as digital collages, usually beginning from singular images that capture my attention. Similarly to physical attraction, there is no expressible reason why these starting images are so captivating, but by building the collage I become interested in surreal combinations that emphasize and subvert our collective idealized visions of particular landscapes, people, and concepts. The Cave, the Waterfall, or the Princess as ideas are made into places both pastoral and unsettling. The unreal, flat space that collage creates has a fun conflict with the landscape painting conventions of depicting objects both very near and very far.