“The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no 'meaning,' they are meaning; the mountains are." ~Peter Matthiessen
The “veil of memory”, as Thomas Cole described, is a key component of these works. The “patina” of time on memory is another component. The surfaces of these works are a visual component illustrating that, transposing the “place” (and it’s memory) into an art object…. giving them the feeling of being from another time. While there is no overt reference to ecological issues, the “old or vintage look” of the work refers to the idea of what “once was”….. where un-managed, wild, open spaces are overtly or covertly threatened.