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For the past several years I have been working on a series paintings that can loosely be called landscapes. When I started this series, I titled the original piece Red Letter Day, to capture thecelebratory feeling of the work. The term, “Red Letter Day,” originates in the Roman Republic, when red was used to mark significant days on the calendar. The practice continued past that time, and the phrase now means any day of significance. Human imposition can be seen on every landscape, from prairie to parking lot. My body of landscape paintings is focused on this human gaze. A place only has a sense of place because of the human experience, a person's existence in a space is the event, the Red Letter Day.

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