"Beyond Plein Air The Landscape—Real/Recreated/Reassembled/Imagined"
I was invited by the editors of the Maine Arts Journal to write an essay about their theme as it relates to my work process and content.
Veronique Pleisch writes: "We understand the draw of the outdoors in Maine, which is perhaps even more enticing after a long winter. This summer issue of the Maine Arts Journal features artists reflecting upon the meanings working en plein air holds for them—but with a twist. We didn’t want plain plein air; instead, we asked our contributors to think Beyond Plein Air. The simple addition of “beyond” was meant as an invitation to reflect upon the process with which a real landscape is transformed."