|Depicting imaginary landscapes with colors, texture, and movement gives me pause to reflect on youthful exploring.|
Depicting imaginary landscapes with colors, texture, and movement gives me pause to reflect on youthful exploring. Treading on cross-bedded sandstone formed from ancient dunes that were uplifted in tumultuous action, eroded and exposed, the geological formations often studied from altitude. While painting, I recall exploring the rugged western environment, and studying geological formations from the cockpit; imagining the forces required to expose my hiking trails. I apply paint in horizontal patterns, reflecting the layering of sedimentary rock; then cause the vertical lifting and the violent development of the landscape.