This series, created in 2020, shows a marked departure from my previous work.
After returning from a short but sweet vacation to Cape Cod, MA,I felt incredibly inspired. I'd spent time exploring the beaches and dipping my toes in the water. Dunes, sea, surf, tides. And, of course, there was the wonderful art. I'd visited lots of galleries and met several fantastic local artists. I was seduced by the countless paintings of beautiful landscapes and seascapes in the Provincetown galleries.
I'd taken lots of photos while I was there, and I wanted to do something interesting with them. I wanted to create art that was reminiscent of the art that I'd just seen. I wanted said art to capture the airy, soothing vibe of the Cape. I wanted it to be abstract, and I wanted it to be distinctly sensory -- to drip and ooze. Furthermore, I wanted to challenge myself to resist using the same digital manipulation tools that I'd used in past projects.
What ultimately emerged is what you see here: a series of digital collages that I created using my photos from the trip. I cropped and flipped images, edited colors, painted on top of images, interlaced images, added textural elements, and so forth. When I look at these images, I can almost taste the dreaminess of Cape Cod.