Contemporary luminous landscapes
Park, Bruce Rodman
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My thesis work is about exploring the environment through my intuitive vision; a quest to seek new truths about a traditional subject, the landscape. What I could contribute to landscape's long and extensive history became the challenging issue. Curiously, the problem was resolved by my children. Through them, I understood that each person enters this life as an autonomous individual soul, seeing the world again through innocent eyes. To perceive the land as if completely new is the attitude I seek, and then to present the landscape's grandeur and beauty in my paintings. Light infuses life into the earth and sky, and I choose to render my experiences of this energy as it affects the land at different times of the day, the season and atmospheric turbulence. My art is of idealized, luminous landscapes that carry on in a new way the grand tradition of the American landscape.