2011 BFA Graduate Exhibit - Flux
"In my work I explore and emphasize the formal elements of nature by depicting cropped selections of landscapes and exaggerating their aesthetics. I focus on the juxtaposition of complexity and simplicity through linear character and the shapes and forms naturally created around us. Using acrylic on canvas allows me the freedom to experiment with contrasting colours and dynamic brush strokes. I do not attempt to portray the landscape traditionally, nor realistically. Instead I wish to elaborate more on areas that are commonly overlooked as a result of their normality. I would like viewers of my work to discover the hidden intricacies that can arise from everyday subject matter such as trees, rocks, water or sky. Although I am still aesthetically interpreting the natural world, I am reassigning the common focal point of the landscape to the forms and lines that are at its foundation."