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Painted Environments

Valley Pastorale

​Oil paint on metal window, polyester flag, scrap wood, vinyl:

(Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony," Vivaldi's "Four Seasons").

92 x 89 x 8 Inches. 2020.

Cooling

Discarded plywood, wool coat, reflective mylar, wire, paint stretchers, acrylic, oil, spray paints.

36 x 36 x 87 inches. 2020

Stretched over a window frame, a flag from 2019's Global Climate Strike in Ithaca, NY serves as the canvas for a summertime scene in the valley where I grew up. Two hanging vinyl records complete the protest logo’s bullseye: Beethoven’s "Pastoral Symphony" and Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons." All four sides of the records are painted with reversible, spinnable scenes: fantastical forests in dramatic weather, the remains of the Hiroshima dome, and outlines of sparse buildings from above.

Inspired by themes and imagery from Michelangelo Antonioni's 1964 film, "Red Desert," this