All of us have a deep connection to places and landscapes from our past and present. Through our memories, we see these places not as they are, but through the filter of emotion. My recent work explores the emotional qualities of landscapes where I feel a deep connection.
Although I see these landscapes through a filter inspired by 19th-century Romantic landscape painting, I create my images with the very 21st-century technology of the iPhone. Using my iPhone gives me the ability to capture what I see, and to process and manipulate images in the moment. I often stitch several images together, and add layers of texture and color—all on my iPhone.
The iPhone gives me the ability to “plein air process” my emotional response to the landscape and create a neo-Romantic world reflective of my imagination.