Portfolio > Razzle Dazzle Landscapes (2018-19)

Swamplandia: Journey With the Birdman
Gouache
22 x 30
November 2018
Post-Party Gathering
Gouache on Paper
20 x 28
2018
Luncheon
Gouache on Paper
20 x 28
2018
Afternoon Swim
Gouache on Paper
20 x 28
2018
Submerged Secrets
Gouache on Paper
20 x 28
2018
Seed Plucking Women
Gouache on Paper
20 x 28
2018
Loki & Idun at the Giantess's Wedding
Gouache on Paper
20 x 28
2018
Seaside Gathering
Gouache on Paper
11 x 17
2019
Rocky Shore
Gouache on Paper
17 x 11
2018
Carnivorous Potted Plants
Gouache on Paper
11 x 17
2018
Shahnameh Study
Gouache on Paper
11 x 17
2017

There are two ways to camouflage-- blend with your surroundings or stand-out so much as to create confusion. Razzle-dazzle ships from WWI did just that. Complex geometric shapes and patterns overwhelm the surface of the ship and confuse attackers.

Mirroring this approach, the landscapes become inundated with plants and texture. Dense patterns repeat from mountain forms into plants and clothing-- here ambiguous space mirrors ambiguous motives.