LATITUDE has two meanings–
1 | the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth’s surface, measured on the meridian of the point.
2 | freedom, room to move
Exploring wild and scenic places is a large part of my life and the raison d’etre for the way my husband and I travel. In this body of work, I’m seeking to capture not just a place on a map but the feelings of freedom, peace, and beauty in the experience of a particular moment in that place– LATITUDE.
While many of the places that have inspired the LATITUDE show and series are incredibly beautiful, often the sense of specialness was not simply in the place itself, but perhaps in the way the light bounced off the water, the quietness of a morning beach all to ourselves, the way the landscape brought us peace, brought us joy. Through a sense of atmosphere, color and light, it is my hope that these paintings will allow the viewer to share in those moments, perhaps recalling their own moments of latitude.
LATITUDE opens at Art & Light Gallery in Greenville, SC on March 4, 2016.
Art & Light Gallery
16 Aiken St
Greenville, SC 29611