Portfolio > The Subjective Landscape

While at a month long residency at Port Arthur Historical Site in Tasmania, Australia, I painted a series of landscapes that act as an enhancement to the more obvious exterior realities of the historic site, the standard postcard-like images of a tourist destination. Using informal interviews gathered from visitors to the site, I produced corresponding “mental maps” for each impression gathered. I combined concrete or objectively “real” exterior aspects of the site with the intuitive, psychic, or purely emotional responses of the interviewees.

water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, colored pencil + spray paint on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, colored pencil + spray paint on paper
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, colored pencil + spray paint on paper
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, graphite + spray paint on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, graphite + spray paint on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache + colored pencil on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache + colored pencil on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, colored pencil + spray paint on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007
water media painting representing an emotional response to a place
Gouache, colored pencil + spray paint on paper
22.5" x 30"
2007