We Were Here (2018-ongoing)
We Were Here is an organic outgrowth of the experimental work The Terrestrial but came from a desire to further abstract the visual representation of the landscape by using the aesthetic of quick marks inherent to diaristic writing and sketching. Drawing on specific background narratives on landscapes visited and photographed, a broad collection of images from each location is then collaged together using a series of algorithms, digital brush work, and finally, textual markings rendered digitally. The markings, rendered quickly, repetitively, sometimes even flippantly relay the history of the place depicted in various tones that reflect the narrative of the landscape itself. The referenced narrative itself is never legible in the work - but the appearance of the text hints at what has taken place.