Paintings > Reservoir

November
oil and photo transfer on panel
40" x 24"
2012
Willows
40" x 30"
2012
ryan reynolds landscape painting time reservoir oil artist art place-based
oil on panel
48" x 36"
2012
Rain
oil and graphite on panel
30" x 40"
2012
Remnants
oil and photo transfer on panel
8" x 18"
2011
Box Culvert
oil and graphite on panel
30" x 20"
2012
A Few Weeks
oil on panel
48" x 36"
2011
night painting lexington reservoir
oil on panel
7" x 12"
2012
Alma Submerged
oil and photo transfer on panel
40" x 30"
2011
Reservoir
oil on panel
30" x 24"
2011
School Kids
oil and photo transfer on panel
10" x 22"
2011
Oaks
oil on panel
24" x 48"
2011
Claw
oil and photo transfer on panel
8" x 18"
2012
Continuum
oil and photo transfer on panel
24" x 36"
2011
Winter Crayfish
oil on chalk gesso panel
10.5" x 11.5"
2012

These paintings are based on a one year study of the Lexington Reservoir in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. The towns of Alma and Lexington were once the stopover point for passage through the mountains. In 1952 the Leniham Dam was built, submerging the remains of both towns.

This work explores the intersection between past and present. A painting evolves over time through a series of layers that both merge with and cover up previous observations and historical photographs. By departing from the static image of the traditional landscape, I explore the boundaries between light, space, form, and memory- conveying the passage of time and a sense of place. The painting acts as a reflection on the nature of our shared existence, individual perceptions and collective impressions.