Laura Fisher

Juncture – November 2016
oil on canvas
15 x 30 in.

My imagined landscapes speak both to division and to unity. Many views, one horizion line. Many roads, one sky.

Our world is increasingly fragmented – by ideology, by gender, by wealth – but underneath those divisions, we exist on the same ground, we walk on the same earth. We share the same horizon line, even though our environments may be varied and our paths divergent.

I draw inspiration for my paintings from the way humans alter the natural landscape in order to travel across it, building highways and bridges and railways. Instead of specific places and factual details, I illustrate what it feels like to travel across differing environments, what places look like through the window of a car or an airplane, what things are remembered about faraway places when returning to familiar ones.