The images in "Horizon Events" begin with a digital photograph of the horizon line seen from the shore. I pay attention to the elements of the foreground: looking at sand, water, rocks, people's activities, color, textures and light qualities. I then select a vertical line of single pixels and stretch it horizontally to produce a field of horizontal parallel lines. I also collect images of the sky, paying close attention to the colors and cloud formations. These I later combine with a suitable foreground of parallel lines.
Starting with the field of horizontal parallel lines, I can then add objects to the foreground area that create an illusion of three-dimensional space. This recreated space establishes the basis for a new semi-abstracted landscape where I have the freedom to arrange subjects in juxtapositions of my choosing. These include natural elements and as well as cultural artifacts. I find myself gravitating to a surreal sensibility found in painters such as Yves Tanguy and Giorgio de Chirico.