In a Landscape
When I was a young girl, my father's job involved traveling territories by car in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Whenever he could, he took my mother and me with him. Most often, we traveled before dawn or at twilight. It was always an experience of dark becoming light or light becoming dark. I experienced so many landscapes through the window of the back seat of our car. I recall intense curiosity and fear as I imagined what it would be like to be in those places all by myself. What terrors or wonders would I find? How cold would it be and where would I sleep? Would I be lost forever? Could I survive? This work is driven by these memories as I explore the landscapes I inhabit now and attempt to express those early imaginings, impressions, and emotions. It's also driven by a desire to look more closely; to feel that I am a part of the landscape rather than a passer-by moving at 65 mph.