Anatomy (of the Canyon)
a piece from the Grand Canyon collection
Oil on paper with drawing on vellum, 2011
I am interested in the ways that the experience of looking at a place through the lens of a camera differs substantially from the experience of looking at a place optically. It has been my experience that paintings and drawings from life of panoramic vistas are surprisingly unrelated to photographic images. In the Summer of 2011, I was the artist-in-residence for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. While I was there, I took many photographs, sketched, and made several sustained drawings, the most significant of which is Powell Point (Drawing).
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