The fictional landscapes depicted in my paintings are inspired by places I’ve been,which have been re-imagined as constructed, utopian environments. Through this,I aim to explore the ironic nature of modern development. SoAll of my work, whether it is a collage, photograph or installation,addresses the issue of how man alters nature. Growing up in suburban LongIsland I watched generic neighborhoods instantly grow out of leveled soil, inrows each identical to the next. Clusters of industrial parks and cul-de-sacsspread as far as one’s can see.
People are attracted to certain locations for the beauty.Building houses on it and developing neighborhoods thus alters the landscapes thatwere attractive in the first place, bring a sense of irony to the situation.