Synthetic Landscapes: Paintings by Shane McAdams
Mixed media paintings using ball point pen, oil, and resin. The works reflect the dueling relationships between natural and man-made, temporal and spatial, and objective and subjective.
In the most general sense, my work is about landscape. I grew up with the desert southwest as a backdrop and was visually taken by its sculpted topography; how the layered strata of the rock formations came to be exposed by erosion from wind and water, and how the incremental and chaotic effects of time and climate could conspire to create something more orderly than I could with my hands.