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I feel like there’s some larger, previously agreed upon arrangement that is now in question, and I mean this in as general of terms as it sounds. Foundations need reinforcing. I think it’s worthwhile to re-establish the physicality of Landscape through the technology and predominant material of a current perceptual arrangement. A consistent relocating of the horizon is a reminder of what is real. Hopefully, through my practice, I can express how my experiences affect me.
I am drawn to the simplicity of a minimal landscape where a single horizon line cuts across a square. This bi-section creates two quadrants in which to work in. I am at ease at having paired down my areas of influence to a sky and a ground. The juxtaposition of color, texture, material, and ratio is endlessly stimulating.
The landscape I find myself in the most is comprised primarily of cementitious material, and I use the material of cement to create a dialogue between direct intention and the unintended. Oftentimes, what is not intended is ultimately more interesting than what is. I reach this dialogue by creating an environment for my material that produces the most anxiety. Wet cement is viscous, and it wants to spread as far, as long, and as freely as possible. I use a fast-drying material that I pour into a thin space, and what ends up on the surface of my cured pours is the drying process itself, captured.