Dusty Rabjohn - August 2010

Nature

Nature is an 11 x 5 ft. acrylic painting depicting the American forest.  The painting seeks to explore a simultaneous beauty and ugliness, peace and violence, and growth and destruction; reflecting on our own nature as individuals.  The woods in American culture serve as a breeding ground for fear.  The overwhelming isolation and claustrophobia make it a place of somehow implicit danger.  I have deep interest in exploring the character of fear and the related potential for aggression. This work aims to explore the psychology of fear, violence, and the inherent cruelty of nature.