Modernist Landscapes


Art Statement

“The Strand at Huntington” Series

By Thom Wright

My art in “The Strand at Huntington” series expresses change and transformation of a building site and its consequent transformation of our environment and local culture.  A large site in the heart of my town presents a show of architectural stages that began with razing the previous structures and removing the past before building the new.   These in-process scenes are fragments of the whole and something of what will be.  They reveal its geometry and inner structures, its layers and modern building technologies that I translate into layers of mixed media on paper.

My construction process in these paintings conceptually reflects events of that site.  I make semi-abstract, Cubist-influenced compositions, and investigate the chemistry, weights, shifts, dynamic forces and rhythms of the unfinished state.  I portray what is being made and how and why things change.  My compositions of shape, space, color, layer and line become my personal expression of transformation and change.