In November 2018 I began painting guns to look like landscapes.  Working with the well known Dutch artist Sam Drukker as my mentor, I focused on form, colour and texture.  By blending two subjects together and by not looking at my paper while drawing, I found a path towards working more abstractly. This has created room in my mind to begin asking questions about atmospheric perspective, semiotics, the effect of giving forms multiple readings, and symbolic use of colour.  As the wife of a soldier, violence is an unavoidable topic in my life.  I question how human violence forms society and nature.  Is violence a natural unavoidable phenomenon or can we some day evolve into a peaceful species?

 

The tensions that arise in my paintings --  landscape versus gun still life, tranquility versus anxiety, beauty versus hideousness, depth versus flatness, opacity versus transparency, control versus random effect, naturally occurring pigments versus man made pigments --  these are the means by which I attempt to question how our minds transform what we see into something we can understand and objectify.

The Earth Will Remember What We Have Done, June 4, 2020

130 x 170 cm, oil on linen

New Toxic Day, May 26, 2020

18 x 22 cm, oil and graphite on wood

Clip, 2019

120 x 115 cm, oil on linen

Water's Edge, June 18, 2020

30 x 50 cm, oil on wood

Multiple Horizons, Sept. 2, 2020

30 x 50 cm, oil on wood

The Bay Memory,  2019

100 x 130 cm, oil on linen

Highway 1, 2019

Oil on linen, 100 x 100 cm

Mountain Stream, May 27, 2020

15 x 20 cm, oil on wood

Pistol Peak, 2019

70x 55 cm, oil on linen

Bad Faith, 2019

23 x 30.5 cm, oil on paper

Broccoli Trigger, 2019

50 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Aftermath, 2019

95 x 120 cm, oil on linen

Dunes, Dikes and Ditches, 2019

50 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Pistolic Landscape, 2019

50 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Chartruese Gunscape, 2019

50 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Guns at a Bombfight, 2019

80 x 120 cm, oil on linen

Coastline, 2019

30 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Satellite, 2019

50 x 50 cm, oil on linen

Trigger, 2019

50 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Civilization, 2019

80 x 95 cm, oil on linen

Pistolic Object, 2019

50 x 60 cm, oil on linen

Harbor, 2018

60 x 73 cm, oil on linen

Landscapinized Weapon, 2019

95 x 120 cm, oil on linen

Field of Fire, 2019

60 x 73 cm, oil on linen

Glockscape, 2019

95 x 120 cm, oil on linen

Pistolic Towers, 2019

73 x 60 cm, oil on linen