This series of paintings explore artistic transformation and ways of making the landscape genre fresh and original. While confronting the cliche theme of "easy listening" landscape genre, I have begun combining my paintings with unexpected juxtapositions of floral imagery. The unexpected is important to me and parallels the hope that I will discover something new from my paintings. My works recall the powerful effect of O’Keeffe’s more representational renderings and the mysterious luminosity of Ross Bleckner’s large-scale, powerful, hypnotic paintings. Blending the landscape with recognizable symbols, I strive to recreate meditations on perception, transcendence and what meaning these images could convincingly hold in our times.