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." They are all 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 make larger paintings as an ode to our precious ground.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.