Landscapes are wonderful aesthetic vistas. Since I have become a "person with a mobility disability," I look at the world in a more immediate way. I need to look at the ground I roll or walk on to know where to place a quad cane, walker or move a wheelchair. I need to be aware of slippery surfaces and cracks, bumps and curbs. Lo and Behold! I have discovered very interesting "groundscapes." There are endless patterns and textures and infinite inspiration. I call these "Groundscapes."
The first one is 30"x 28". The rest are 16"x 20" and explore the groundscape of my world. I hope they make you notice things when you are standing, walking, rolling, or sitting and connected to our ground - our earth.
I plan to continue to make larger paintings as an ode to our precious ground.
Sometimes it is mesmerizing. The depth, the colors, the shine! It catches the eyes. 30"H x 28"W. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. part of the "Groundscape" series. available
I See Random Acts of Beauty
I look down a lot to navigate our world. I found that beauty is everywhere. Even twigs and leaves blown down on a wet driveway are interesting in their random patterns. Look and you will find beauty everywhere. Part of the "Groundscape" series.
Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 20"H x 16"W, available
Look down at the interesting textures of ice on aggregate pavement. Subtle and Interesting. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on Procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscapes" series. available.
Snow Beautiful Snow
That first snowfall is so pure and sparkling. It is beautiful, but there is a sinister slippery side of snow. 16"H x 20" W. Acrylics and glitter on procion dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscape" series. available.
I see ice and feel panic. It is beautiful. But, I do not want to fall. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on Procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscapes" series. available.
An Interesting Landscape
I look down and see a landscape. Textures, surfaces, patterns and colors are everywhere you look. My world is interesting indeed.
Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 16"H x 20"W. "Groundscape" series.
The "tunculateld domes and detectible warning pavers" are interesting to look at, especially with rust. These ground indicators are also known as braille paving. They signal changes in a path including a curb or a change in direction.
Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas. 16"Hx20"W. "Groundscape" series. available.
The ground is our foundation - literally. I honor it. Acrylics on procion-dyed canvas with gold leaf. Part of the "Groundscape" series.
Infrastructure. Pavement disintegrates. So does my human body. Still interesting. 16"H x 20"W. Acrylics on Procion-dyed canvas. Part of the "Groundscapes" series. available.
A Cracked Groundscape
The asphalt is full of cracks. Where will they lead? Fascinating.
Acrylics on dyed canvas. 20"H x 16"W. Part of the "Groundscape" series.