These paintings of landscapes begin to look into the feeling that can be experienced by a viewer when he or she is in wide open and vast spaces. The atmosphere (fog, haze, and natural elemental occurrences) creates a curious environment which leads the viewer to the desire for exploration and inquiry. With the sense of utter quietness and the overwhelming volume of the ephemera, I hope to lend a tangibly consuming atmosphere to a viewer who is otherwise in isolation.
Similar to romanticism’s interest in the sublime-ness of nature, these depictions are borne from a fascination with the phenomenon of the elements of weather and atmosphere. With these paintings, I hope to allow the viewer to consider and experience this sort of awe with natural settings.