The Landscape Series

I often ponder why the “landscape image” has been such an enduring and enchanting theme throughout the history of art making.  As well as the almost universal enjoyment of being outside and soaking up the photons, for me it is not as much about what we see as the meaning derived. The metaphors of fertility, grace, shelter, brutality, and death elicit strong emotional connections. The personifications of fragility, delicacy, strength and power bring me back time and time again. I like to visit the same places throughout the seasons and over the years. I find myself developing relationships, inner dialogs and stories with these landscapes. They embolden me to see and contemplate the world in fresh and unexpected ways.