casey roberts
small stuffhidden location revealedsoft power (both sides exposed)infinite joynorth american abstract (david smith sculpture garden)approaching the dropoffstump locationpeeking overloons 2difficult or impossible to understand or explain awaybeamhis and hersmoonglowarrowhead collectionancient wisdomceramics exhibition (best in show)moonbeam the predator/prey relationshipnight diver (a bigger splash)summers wasting (incredible rattail)roman candlecannonball (a bigger splash)the witnesseslearning to do whatever I want because the energy is real.after lunch our thoughts turned to typographyisland life (with waves taller than me)hope for the best (surviving pyramid power)untitled (search party)totally free nowpink floyd creation mythtwin lakesexploring pyramid powertough summersearch party, party of twopeace & lovelittle hill off the coast of fantasy islandthat's not the way to make friendsliving in a neighborhood of murderersoriginal colonyfull floodbuttercup hill 3silencefreaky orchardfuture forest (sick and sorry)we had what we thought was a "dark side of the moon" reference 1smokesignaldont just stand there mancolossal gashhidden lake bathers 1surf sprayed rainbow  1the (untitled) moth packpeace and lovewhale blown rainbowsdark black magic treekill kill kill kill 1a perfect futurethe outsiders (the charm offensive)steady work (the charm offensive)untitled (the charm offensive)battle stations (the charm offensive)a natural confettithree treesbloodbathhands and feetI think I know what the problem is.
My work illustrates a fantastic landscape. It represents nature's subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. A giant glow-in-the-dark heart, or a pile of precious gems tells us that we are loved, just as blood squirting from an oak tree trunk says, all is not well. I am inspired by my conversation with the landscape, I imagine long monologues when pine forests make me laugh and mountains test my patience.

My paintings are created with a photochemical process known as cyanotype. The cyanotype is a civil war era process that when exposed to sunlight and developed gives a vibrant blue image. I paint with this light sensitive medium directly on paper or canvas. With everyday items such as baking soda, bleach and peroxide I am able to achieve a range of colors and textures thru controlled chemical reactions. I repeat this process adding many layers until the image is fully realized, often finishing with watercolor painting or a collage element.

It's not as nerdy as it sounds.