measuring land and sea
Measuring Land and Sea is an investigation of the philosophical impasse at which art and science often find themselves. One is by nature subjective, while the other is defined by the pursuit of objectivity. Yet, both express two very human characteristics — feeling and reasoning.
This series combines classical landscape and seascape painting with systems of technical measurement, presenting the viewer with both artistic and scientific modes of representation. Rather than increase our understanding of the work, this combination makes things less clear by providing superfluous distraction while simultaneously highlighting the boundaries of perceived knowledge.