The Marsh Lines paintings are oils on canvas, wood panel and paper inspired by aerial views of the salt marshes along the New Jersey Coast. I am fascinated by the organic patterns in this ecosystem interrupted by the Euclidean geometry of human activity.
A thin green horizon at eye level, these marshes have intrigued me since my childhood - from the bird-inhabited wilderness of South Jersey to the Meadowlands outside New York City with its garbage dumps and truck depots, crisscrossed by roads, bridges and railway lines.
When I first saw this landscape from an aerial perspective I was shocked by its beauty and complexity, all but invisible from the ground.

Winter Marsh, Wildwood Bay
Oil on canvas
36" x 36"
Marsh Lines: 2009-2012
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