Autumn’s Wane

Autumn’s Wane


John Hancock

(Waynesboro, Virginia) 

Mixed aqueous media on arranged panels 

When making image-objects, I always start from direct observation. However, through alignment, editing, overlaying, and abutting images, I bring together realism and abstraction. Each image is a tentative integration of opposites, a structured space that resists closure’s perfection, but I use compositional color harmonies to knit the fragments together. In this way, my drawings/paintings both honor and disrupt conventions of landscape. In the end, I am a classicist. Seeing in the here and now a layering of visual realities and traditions. My work, a complex and imperfect poesis, a bit unstable and idiosyncratic, strives to be essential and intrinsically humane.