Landry McMeans Sonoran Desert Screenprint
My work elicits a feeling of nostalgia and captures a voyeuristic glimpse into the rawness of nature, settling the viewer with a sense of a serene and uncomplicated time. I use archival corrugated board and subtle color gradations to create depth and distance within a multi-dimensional and textured experience.
Artist's Statement: I first found inspiration for my visual art from the Sonoran Desert while pursuing my career as a touring musician. However, over time I have recognized my sensitivity to my environment and my tendency to paint where I am, whether it be emotionally symbolic or geographically literal. I spent the past three and half years as an Arizona resident, and since my recent return back to my native Texan roots, I have been surprised by the iconic and nostalgic images of home that have recently emerged in my work.