24" x 30" x 1.5", Acrylic on Canvas + Mixed Media, 2023
Upon Reflection is the first of my series of paintings for the newest collection, Signs of Life. I have always loved contemporary architecture and the way that it can enhance the landscape that it is built on. This art installation, Mirage Gstaad, by American artist Doug Aitken, was one of the first compositions that I wanted to transform into a painting. I was lucky enough to witness this installation in person in Palm Springs in 2017 and was so inspired by the way that it reflects the shifting landscapes of its surroundings. Aitken wanted to create a human-scale lens that the viewer would enter into, and in the process, they would become the work. I hope that this painting inspires you to also look at your surroundings in a new light.