Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Angry Landscape: The Gulf
With things with Olivia's fundraiser well underway, I was able to set aside some studio time this weekend to do a collage sketch for my upcoming show in December. Always looking for inspiration, I've been studying Asian prints, especially Taoist images of man dwarfed by nature. And as I inevitably pull for the underdog, I've been hoping to give my landscape images the teeth to fight back. Having started the Angry Landscape series a few weeks before the oil spill, I decided to include an image of the angry Gulf, swallowing a house in one gulp. It's been cathartic for me to provide nature with the ability to fight back against humanity.