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I am re-looking at Landscape, now that a previously agreed upon location of horizon line has been mediated to and from the physical and the non-physical. I think it’s worthwhile to reestablish the physicality of Landscape through the technology and predominant material of a current perceptual arrangement.
I am drawn, over and over again, to the simplicity of a minimal landscape where a single horizon line cuts across a square. I continually re-locate where the horizon is, because that is a reassurance of what is real. I give myself two quadrants in which to work in – the sky, and the ground – and the juxtaposition of color, texture, material, concept, etc. 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 seemingly organic one where there is a dialogue between direct intention and the unintended. Oftentimes, what is not intended is ultimately more interesting than what is. This line of thinking is manifest in the concept of ‘ghosting’ and in my use of silicon carbide. ‘Ghosting’ is a concrete construction term and refers to visuals indications of subsurface structures appearing on the face of cured slab; and, silicon carbide is used in sidewalks to provide more grip – the unintended side-effect is that it sparkles in the light.