These drawings have to do with the absence of water and the effects of prolonged drought on the land . They are about heat and light and the history of rainfall that is revealed from an aerial perspective. They are composites , like satellite images, and for the most part are done from photos of real places taken from an airplane. The exhibited drawings are lit with a bright, flat light.
Anyone who has lived through a drought outside the false security of a city knows that the experience is not one of detached observation but rather a combination of grief and apprehension, a fear that grabs you in the pit of the stomach. What is not obvious from earth are the topographies that tell a story; the residual traces of unfinished developments and failed fields, human enterprises that were cut short by drought, the disappearance of rivers and lakes visible from the air, and the absurd deep green of a golf course or front lawn against the bleached hues of sand and salt.
As I worked on this series I thought about how our visualizations of land change over time, and how fear and longing play a huge part in the subconscious pictures we have of the world.