In this series of “American Landscapes” I investigate the role of human morality and its impact on social obligation in a contemporary world. The images in this series compare and contrast the relationships between nature and man, right and wrong, and freedom and oppression as they affect the diverse range of individual motivations and choice. In this project I attempt to identify and challenge modern ethics as our world enters a new frontier of responsibility toward ourselves, others, and our environment.
These are my initial thoughts toward the images that will be included in this series. I intially planned to take these studies and use them as the basis of future paintings, but have recently decided that the graphite drawings best illustrate my intention and paintings would be redundant. I am excited about this project because I feel that it demands the most of my conceptual and technical abilities. Already in this series I have grown as an artist, my experimentation and devotion to this topic has helped me mature as an artist. Look forward to future developments and milestones as I set out to complete this project.