I call the body of work “Emotional Landscapes” because I, as an observer, need to let the viewer know that whatever emotion they feel or are aware of depends on how mindful they are of the spectrum of their emotional fluctuations. The sense of weight, atmosphere, and fluidity I only feel in nature are difficult to explain. But through “Emotional Landscapes,” those serene sensations, experiences, and subtle nuances can be illuminated by my instinctive insights, abstract painting language, and gestures of consciousness. The primary purpose of “Emotional Landscapes” is the transference of the various levels of sensation of being grounded, of comfort, and having space to breathe. Ironically, to convey this feeling, I felt drawn to create a painting without engaging with my emotions, instead to describe the specific feeling by creating weight, speed, and flow through logical decisions stemming from classical Western abstract landscape painting references.