Ultima Thule 1991-Present
I am fascinated with the fragile sublime between physical space and the metaphysical. My self-referential forms are not real and have been emptied of all external reference, existing as a phenomenological sensation; being simultaneously a physical thing and a psychological image. Like Mark Rothko I explore the materials themselves, the inherent flatness in ephemeral moments, abject time, proximity, consequences and in my case, film, chemistry, and light.
We take for granted the expansive spaces and undeveloped areas of our country. Political, Environmental and Industry leaders financially harvest these areas often with little regard for the wildlife and ecosystems that are displaced or destroyed as a result of this 'progress'. Landscaping explores development and natural spaces and the contradiction between 'advancement' and conservation.