kristan five  poetic silence  oil and cold wax w/ gold leaf  30 in x 60 in  copyright 2017

artist statement

In theory, my work is inspired by our earth’s landscape. Globally, much of nature shares the intrinsic beauty of organic lines, textures and color with the human contribution of synthetic elements. This visual union creates complements of color, shape and texture that offer tremendous inspiration for my work. This work is an expression of my belief that landscape is a moment rather than a place. I use the inspiration of landscape to render the ever-changing mood of the planet which parallels our human range of emotions. While the subject of my work is influenced by the architectural landscape of the earth, my ultimate goal as a painter is essentially to capture an instance of human experience through color, shape and texture.
– kristan five