In this series, the mundane and the surreal collide in  a world of miniatures. After manipulating a world through collage in the TERRAINS series, making a physical world to manipulate felt like a natural next step. Having no experience making models and almost no previous use of photography, I was intimidated by this idea but the lack of experience proved to be liberating as I had no set of rules to go by. I wanted this series to continue exploring the romanticism of landscape and the ideas of interrupted moments, invaded territories, and privacy as expressed by interiors. This time, however, I wanted to do away with the nostalgia of using old image material and exclude people to give the environments more presence.

The transitional painting between my old spray paint paintings and my current glass ones.

Acrylic, enamel, and glitter on masonite panel.  24″ x 36″