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Lidija in the Buttermilks -- Alabama Hills; Mono, Convict, June

  • Author(s): Welton, Andrea See-Yin
  • Advisor(s): Majoli, Monica
  • et al.
Abstract

What is nature? What is the difference between land and landscape? A moment: micro versus macro. I drive down the 395 — the drive, the snowcapped peaks, the wildflowers. My paintings are made through a romantic, highly utopic lens of the landscape; of nature. The work touches on the beauty, strength, and drama of the landscape as well as the sincerity and adoration I have for the outdoors. My process allows me to have a full experience both physically and naturally with my materials. It is imperative that my practice takes place in both nature and the studio. What is the difference between the two or are they one and the same? Organic. Natural materials versus store bought. How do I manipulate the paintings to seem like they came to be naturally? The lack of control yet so much control. The loss of the artist’s hand.

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