Motion, the passage of time, and surreal visions of the natural environment all merge together in Blurred Landscapes. The camera often captures what the mind filters and translates for the sake of clarity and meaning. As if seen in a single moment in time, diverse settings, perspectives, often from different continents can merge together on a single canvas. The photographic melts into the painterly seamlessly as my camera and imagination bring the landscape into a new dimension.
In creating these mixed media pieces, I first choose the photographs that I imagine will form a cohesive scene. The images could have been taken in different places and at different times. I then mount them on a panel and begin painting around and between the photographs to merge them into a singular vision. What you see above is one painting, before and after the paint has been applied.