This ongoing series, Quest of the Steelhead, is a collection of paintings depicting scenes from an imaginary video game about sport-fishing on the St. Joseph River of Indiana (and Michigan). The series is a blend of fantasy and reality. Some compositions represent actual ecological locations, and others depict fictitious arrangements with nonnative fish species that are metaphors for the complexities of human existence. In this aquatic world, pixelated images become symbolic of the intangible, questioning the nature of awareness and how one understands what they cannot physically perceive.
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