This work is a reflection of where I come from and how I relate to my surroundings. I take the romantic idea of the prairies, the “golden west”, then blow it apart and explore it. My experiences with the land motivated me to create this work.
The pieces acknowledge traditional styles and genres of painting, but in an unexpected way. They are melancholic and beautiful in their exploration of landscape and the “dark pastoral”.
I use memory, personal photos, and found photos to create these pieces.