the unknown, 2013. 53X132 .oil, charcoal, graphite, pastel on inkjet print canvas. SOLD. This landscape is the base of three works included in [Lack of] Being. I took the original photographs on a misty winter day, about a mile from the house I grew up in, in Pennsylvania. My hometown has grown rapidly and without urban planning. This is one of the few remaining cornfields, only protected by the neighboring pharmaceutical company. The images serve as an immaterial space for my thoughts to go as well as represent a physical loss of history. The fields I played in as a child have been destroyed and rebuilt into private homes and backyards. I imagine myself in the unknown surrounded by fog with the land laying flat forever. The tracks in essence lost are my own footprints. As I exist in the unknown, I look upon the tracks contemplating a past self. The moon in existent/directional is a sign of grounding, symbolizes a concentration in intuitive direction. This imagery is my personal lack-of-being. It is the space between destruction and creation.