feeling our way forward, 2020-2022
These paintings started with an interest in the duality of the horizon line as both a means of orientation and a dividing point. The horizon line reveals a viewer’s perspective and their position in the landscape. It also carves through space, delineating between land and sky, here and there, now and then, us and them.
Compositionally, the horizon lines in many of the paintings are roughly aligned, although the climate and quality of the landscape changes from one to the next. Like so much in the last few years, this body of work has paused, pivoted, adapted, and then continued along an altered course. Some horizon lines were repositioned, and some slipped out of sight entirely, and an exploration of orientation and vantage point gradually evolved to reflect a condition of disorientation. These works are about the landscape, the environment, and our disorienting distance and proximity to a quickly changing horizon line. Thrown off course, these paintings are about searching and feeling our way forward.