The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world’s population and has foisted on us an environment that has been more devastating than anyone could imagine. The work in this chapter, completed during the initial national shutdown, explores new ways to see the world, aimed to unite and amaze our tired lives, inspire and create magic and beauty that might even surprise and delight our senses.
Seeing sparkling imaginary landscapes arise from old rusted metal scraps and abandoned trucks and raw concrete walls lining urban alleys; dense copse of woods from a civic water fountain spilling over the stone edge.
These prints are a fusion of multiple images layered one atop of another and resemble the products from other artists practicing montage and collage making. However these were accomplished by hand during the digital process of ink-jet printing and involve a degree of serendipity familiar to the Japanese esthetic of Wabi Sabi and allow for the ephemeral and imperfect to dominate.