Went to Eastern Washington on Wednesday. I am very interested in the textures and patterns of the open landscape there. Layers of patterns from the tiny to the monumental - the idea of shifting focus. The motifs all move over different periods of time, with erosion, seasonal growth as well as the instantaneous movement of the wind or flight.
there are things that intrigue me about the image of the trout lilies mixed in the grass. Like some of my paintings earlier this year the image speaks of how we see and search for what we want to be the motif even in a wealth of compelling detail - detail that we want to make into background but which is not quiet. the grasses represent a struggle both in this years growth and in lasting gestures of the older blades which seem to reach out.