|Blue Sky, 2013, 30x38cm, (private collection)|
|Sky Scrapers Walking #2, 76x25cm, 2013|
|HWY 302 to Richer, 76x25cm 2013 (private collection)|
|Locus Evolution, 152x76cm, 2011|
|Panorama Mingle, 25.5x35cm, 2011, (private collection)|
|Rat River Bend, 25.5x25.5cm 2011|
|Tool Shed, 76x25, 2009, (private collection)|
|A Landscape Reclaimed, 152x76cm, 2009 (private collection)|
|Regenerate Space, 152x76cm, 2009|
|Reliving Structures, 152x76cm, 2009|
|Yarrow and Flax, 25.5x25.5cm, 2011|
|Ross Structural Abandonment, 152x76cm, 2009|
|Ste. Gen. Marsh Road, 91x15cm, 2009|
|Synthetic Sward, 76x38cm, 2009|
|Tool Shed, 76x25cm, 2009 (private collection)|
|The Rookery, 91x30cm, 2009|
|Empty Cradle, 152x76cm, 2008|
|Ross Slow Burn, 152x25cm, 2007, (private collection)|
Entropy to Evolution: A Landscape Reclaimed is based on actual and imagined environments in which the topography is restless as it decomposes. My intent is to depict natural and cultural spaces enmeshed in a state of flux. I compose the landscape, its habitats and inhabitants as if in the process of recombining and co-constructing, suggesting an intimate and deeply interconnected realm.
I am inspired by the evolution of spaces impacted by human endeavor and then abandoned. Wherever built environments are, pre-existing flora and fauna have either been displaced or destroyed and replaced by human-made structures and objects. Once these sites and structures are abandoned natural re-growth reclaims the landscape. As nature reasserts itself the lines between what is nature made and what is human made become blurred.
As human-made objects and spaces are enveloped in natural re-growth, they create new spaces that combine both: neither pristine nature nor cultural landscapes. Rather they represent a state of harmonious decline and re-growth. On one level I am captivated by the beauty of these spaces, on another I am fascinated by their entropic decay and evolution into something new. Entropy tangles and erodes the contours of the landforms and the built environment; it blurs distinguishing lines between interior and exterior, nature and culture, redefining these spaces as other than natural or human.
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