I discovered these “landscapes” in decaying boat hulls. This series, Erosion Landscapes, explores how we perceive landscapes, based on certain arrangements of shapes and colors. Just like natural terrain, these scenes formed through erosion and time, yielding fascinating organic shapes and textured, colorful layers. These works are macro photographs of tiny parts of boats, which I develop, as with any landscape, to convey my individual perception. For example, the Starry Night, to me, evokes the famous Van Gogh painting, while Snow-Capped Mountain evokes a Japanese painting (the “calligraphy” is simply where the hull scraped against a dock).

A Starry Night Landscape in an Eroded Boat Hull

A Starry Night Landscape in an Eroded Boat Hull

Wave on Parchment Seen in Eroded Boat Hull, with Calligraphy by the Sea

Wave on Parchment Seen in Eroded Boat Hull, with Calligraphy by the Sea

Mountain Range with Cloud

Mountain Range with Cloud

Snow-Capped Mountain with Calligraphy by the Sea

Snow-Capped Mountain with Calligraphy by the Sea

Blue Mountain Sunrise (Macro of Decaying Boat Hull)

Blue Mountain Sunrise (Macro of Decaying Boat Hull)

Desert Mountain

Desert Mountain

Mountains Rising From the Sea

Mountains Rising From the Sea

Sandstone Hills

Sandstone Hills

Tam Rising

Tam Rising

Landscape from a Rusted Boat Hull

Landscape from a Rusted Boat Hull

Coastal Dawn Landscape in a Rusted Boat Hull

Coastal Dawn Landscape in a Rusted Boat Hull

Turner Sunset

Turner Sunset

Mountain Lake Seen in a Boat Hull Under Repair

Mountain Lake Seen in a Boat Hull Under Repair

Hokusai Wave

Hokusai Wave

Night Swimming

Night Swimming

Decayed Boat Hull as Arctic Moonscape

Decayed Boat Hull as Arctic Moonscape

City by the Bay Seen in an Eroded Boat Hull

City by the Bay Seen in an Eroded Boat Hull

Mountain Milkyway Landscape

Mountain Milkyway Landscape