Razzle Dazzle Landscapes
Gouache paintings, 2018 - 2019.
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.