In pursuit of a global perspective—one often informed by propaganda more than objective experience—many people seem to forget that we remain physical products of the land and that the body is the seat of experience. The images that stimulate us can be captured with the push of a button, but the unchecked proliferation of data gives one the impression that all things are equally trivial and abstracted, including ourselves. This is not to be lamented; we still choose whether or not we approach an object or idea with intention and appreciation. Artists remain masters of substance, capable of crystallizing the ephemeral in a peculiar way from raw material. With nature as her focus, the artist chooses humble subjects imbued with dignity and grace. Despite the constant flux and upheaval around us and despite how much we must adapt to survive, one may hope that our capacity for reflection and gratitude remains constant, and so the artist paints to remind us of the peace that comes with such reflection.
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau - "Walden"