Illusion, the vehicle of photography and painting, is a powerful
lens to reality. The deliberated image reveals truths about the artist,
the viewer, and the world that surrounds them. These paintings, which do
not represent photo-realism, nonetheless have a liminal relationship
with photography: they reveal moments of candor in the landscape; they
seek the sense of frontal exposure and reality that we might experience
while looking at portrait photography. And, like photography, they
cannot escape the idealizing properties of light.
Wilderness and its urban fragments draw me in. Through these
paintings I want to capture empirically, not romantically, the tr
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