About the Series
These paintings depict images of crowds of people juxtaposed with subjects from nature. The landscapes in the paintings reference nearby environments, but the crowds are interpreted from photographs that I have been taking and collecting of people who gather for political protests, concerts, parades, religious ceremonies, tourist attractions, and sports events. Images from the natural environment are superimposed to create a new context that refers to ideas about how our society is increasingly alienated from nature. Irony and humor are vehicles as I see myself as a perpetrator, not simply as witness or judge.