Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center
acrylic paint, Mylar cutouts
About This Piece
Silent River is a mixed-media installation made from oil and acrylic paint on hand- and laser-cut materials that layer over each other, creating varying depths and the illusion of a semi three-dimensional waterscape.
My projects depict made-up landscapes that are inspired by the unfathomable universe and our natural Earthly environment. The nature portrayed in the artwork, and in the real world, offers us endless amazement and beauty, and aids in learning and imagination — when we stare at art and nature, our brain function is enhanced and pleasant feelings are increased. We are each of us, made from, and a part of, the universe; all of our resources and knowledge are based on the abundance provided by this astounding and unknowing planet. I’m so mystified by the universe and humanity’s presence here on Earth that I feel a need to express my admiration for the natural world by creatively showcasing its generosity of riches that quietly nourish our wellbeing and peace of mind. By featuring a visual depiction of nature in my work, this installation offers the viewer an opportunity for a contemplative, restorative and enchanting break from life’s everyday stressors.