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Saccades Series

In his novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon writes, “…when your eye flicks from one point to another you don’t see anything at all and you’re blind. And the flicks are called saccades.”

In these landscape paintings I wanted to depict the moment of a glimpse of the landscape as I am moving through it - before I become completely aware of what I am seeing - when it is an immediate impression not studied or held in memory, but more like a “flick” of awareness.

I painted these very quickly and intentionally did not work back into them. The color is heightened and the perspective is askew as when you see something in a flash.