As we associate landscapes with specific landmarks, perceived ideas of place hold a constant within our lives. Our minds mark these places as distinct impressions in our memories as truths or ideals. Although our conceived ideas seem to remain constant, it is the evolution of a landscape over time that remains a perpetual idea.
Dichotomies of past, present and future perspectives are evoked through the imagery of the human presence in maps and photographs. The layering of photographs, illustrations, and watercolor washes invites the viewer to reflect on the landscape of the most vital source of water in the Southwestern United States.
About the artist:
Although her heritage stems from many generations of Western Pennsylvania families, Anna Boyle grew up in Lander, Wyoming and studied in Gunnison, Colorado at Western State Colorado University in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.A. in Graphic Design.
Influenced by the outdoors Boyle’s work constructs a visual commentary of the effect that humans have on a geographic landscape incorporating a repetition of graphic line drawings juxtaposed against a layering of photographs, maps and watercolor washes to create a transparent representation of a place through time.