Because we travel so much, our advice on particular places is often sought out. It’s always a challenge to distill a place down to the essentials. Sometimes the impression we take away from a place might be quite different from what we felt at the time. In her latest body of work, artist Saira McLaren epitomizes the changing impression of a landscape through layers of light and color.
It can be a challenge sometimes, to see the best of a place when your experience is less than ideal. On the other hand, more positive circumstances can create a favorable impression where it might not have existed otherwise. We call it “looking back through hindsight glasses”. The impact of a space whether positive or negative can be effected by the landscapes that came before or after. The sight of a lush green forest following a long stint in the desert heightens the its effect.