Wilderspiel is a vivid and dynamic process exploring the the human-wildness duality. The title, which has no literal translation, was meant to symbolize the kind of gregarious whirlwind in which I see “the natural” and “the human” conversing and colliding. Bringing the wild and the manufactured together, I hoped to arrive at an authentic and honest reevaluation of the human relationship to the natural world. This type of honest and playful reevaluation of contradictions is where the heart of my art lies, and on what my eye seems to continuously and most potently fall. This exhibition took place in Missoula, MT at the Brink Gallery in August 2013 in collaboration with David Miles Lusk. There were several events through out the month including openings, poetry readings, performances and a couple of sleepovers and dance parties.
Being and exploring in the wilderness has become a regular habit. While I am there I draw. I am not overly concerned with making uber realistic drawings, nor do I include every little detail, but more interested in the process of recording and how may eye translates the landscape. I employ a graphic style fit with outlines and minimal color palette. I have lately been inspired by David Hockney’s idea of a bigger picture, and do not hold to accurate spacial perspectives and compositions, this I believe allows the feeling of being out in the wilderness landscape to come through.
I have not posted for a long time, as I have been very busy making this…
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