When invited to create a new series last year for a SAM Gallery group show, and having just binged some awe-inspiring BBC nature documentaries, I decided I wanted to experiment with landscape a bit. In thinking about landscapes, I decided to pay homage to the serene and idyllic landscapes of traditional Japanese wood block prints and masters like Hokusai and Hiroshige. I've always admired their beautiful imagery and composition, and I set out to craft my own images using the landscapes I grew up in as source material. As I began designing and revising the images, the palette kind of naturally exploded into technicolor, and I began to imagine these scenes as futuristic Utopias, which then took on an apocalyptic bend, betraying where my mind was regarding our planet in 2016. And 2017.

I call this series 'Immaculate Disasters'.

Tahoma
resin coated metallic c-print on panel, 30x48"

Somerset
resin coated metallic c-print on panel, 30x48"

Elliott Bay
resin coated metallic c-print on panel, 30x48"

Islands
resin coated metallic c-print on panel, 30x48"

Red Square
resin coated metallic c-print on panel, 22.5x36"

Lodge
resin coated metallic c-print on panel, 22.5x36"