(Wo)Men in the Moon is ultimately from the inspiration of one individual, however all of the works are derived from photographs of several individuals, two women and two men, in a variety of poses. The human contour & its resemblance to the land have always intrigued me, the man (or woman) in the moon. The paintings are a reflection of The State of Mind of the subject, the photographer, & later during the planning & painting process, all help to set the mood of these works. This series was partly an exercise in simplifying forms into purely negative & positive spaces, with no judgments attached, just simplification of form. Striving to create landscapes that have a hint of the original human element, but hopefully remind us of our connection to the land.
-lauren mckinley renzetti
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