I’m interested in the concept of how we perceive landscape, and the history of the landscape tradition, with its assertions and sentiments of identity and power.  The grand tradition of landscape painting looks outward at frontier space. By contrast, an “engagement” with the aerial view offers a re-presentation of landscape. As we look downward to a place of uncompromised introspection, conventional views of the world are revisited. The manufactured heroism found in traditional landscape is supplanted in these works by a manufactured intimacy*.

*Michael Rattray, paraphrased from his essay on my work for exhibition catalogue, Vignette, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, 2008