COVID-19 promises to alter us all in untold ways. It’s a paradigm-shifting event that divides lives and cultures into a before and after. We will emerge changed, though how those changes will manifest remains uncertain.
Offering connections is precisely the realms where art excels, in conversations between experience, perception and imagination.
I tend to think of landscapes as affecting us most strongly when we are in them, but there are also landscapes we bear with us in absentia, those spaces that live on in memory long after they have withdrawn in actuality. The horizon line first appeared in my work in 2012, after the sudden death of a family member, drawing a line everyday became an act of remembrance and an act of hope, of acknowledging the abundance around us that continues to shimmer, and the human spirit that rises despite the loss.