Parking lots are emblematic of the contemporary American landscape. What was wilderness is compromised, surrounded by pavement.  Our world is conditioned for speed and accessibility. The early American painters of the Hudson River School believed that exploring and depicting the vastness of the wilderness could evoke the sublime. A contemporary exploration of the American landscape suggests the termination of the artist as spiritual explorer. My paintings uphold tradition; yet negate it with gentle irony. The expedition has been reduced, beginning and ending within the scope of a parking lot.

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