Elemental Neighborhood

Looking at the characteristic shadows cast by our homes on the infrastructure which supports them (pavement, sewers, and the ordered horticulture with which we surround ourselves), the elemental symbols of the Western home, pitched roof, chimney, tree, fence, are juxtaposed against the landscape of our community, marking the territory of our little quarter acre of heaven. These images are primarily abstract compositions of common, even mundane neighborhood sights. My challenge and pleasure in this endeavor is in seeing the familiar and overlooked with a new eye. Secondarily, the geometric patterns of home and community begin to take on an archetypal quality which imbues the image with a charge which derives its potency from the precarious balance of the human and the familiar, with the disturbing otherness of the austere or baroque abstraction of those familiar elements.

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