365 Horizon Lines
How does one marks time? Exiting over the Montlake cut, I take notice of how the water is slightly different every time I drive by-sometimes still, sometimes with ripples, sometimes reflecting a silvery light, sometimes dark and deep, or filled with lily pads at different stages of growth and decay. So from this, the idea of abstract landscapes emerged, each one unique, each one with different horizon line. Each individual small painting contains a modest shift that places the viewer in a slightly different relationship to the landscape. There is one for each day of the year to mark one's existence and presence. The sum of all the pieces creates a large, topographical landscape, representative of how a gathering of days, moments, and experiences can constitute one's significance and ubiquity in the universe. My intention is that the experience of the piece creates this duality of physical placement or a feeling of "I am here" but also an exclamation of presence or feeling of "Here I am"!