"After years painting traditional landscapes, I started to focus my attention on isolated elements as a way to express the experience of the whole. I began painting rocks and boulders removed from their surroundings and painted on linen or paper without providing any clues as to scale or environment. The solitary stone became a landscape unto itself, easily abstracted by the viewer’s own perspective. Zooming in on these “contained” landscapes gave me a new appreciation for the infinite patterns and beauty hidden in the microcosms around us."
- Sean Cavanaugh