Dana Zed

My current body of work is inspired by a solo 500 mile bike trip I made this summer from Salt Lake City to Denver. The acrylic paintings, with multiple views and vanishing points, refer to the passage of time moving through an enormous amount of space culminating in the Rocky Mountains. The sky reigns absolute and the lands rest subjectively below; sometimes the two join in the reflections on lakes and rivers. 

One 57 mile stretch had nothing man made in sight; there was no one there but me, and I felt like I was not even there, not separate but an integral part of the landscape. As I rode, I photographed. These photographs became reference points for canvases with 16 views, creating puzzles of pattern and color. The photos are transformed into a universal setting. The various realities are brought into harmony, and time becomes timeless. Everything is presented simultaneously.


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