Gallery Affiliations: David Shelton Gallery
Region: Pacific Coast
City / State: Los Osos, CA
There is something appealing to me about the shifts between and interpenetrations of towns, architecture, rivers, and forests you see along a route. You can almost read the history of an area in its landscape. Manmade forms whittle, sculpt, and shape the landscape, and these carvings can give an account of a region. Although my work is often focused on modern ruins and forgotten spaces, I am becoming increasingly interested in how a building’s environment changes in response to the social or cultural value ascribed to the structure, or vice versa. I am concerned with how to integrate, expose, and depict modern standards of worth through landscape.