hydropower, 2013-2016

These paintings are informed by the large-scale landscape alteration of hydroelectric dam sites. They are reconstructed and synthesized landscapes of specific locations, rebuilt from memory. Impacted by my experience, the paintings are created to express how I remember these locations, particularly in response to the cultural and ecological compromises of the surrounding communities. Painted elements are collaged, masked, and scraped onto the canvas. The traditional landscape vistas are visually redefined to emphasize the tenuous relationship between nature and industry, routinely obscuring horizon lines and flattening perspectival space.