A light and airy feeling comes with this piece, similar to putting your hand out the window on an early morning drive. I hear the air moving along open land but also faintly a wind instrument buzzing and pulsing against the background of the atmospheric sounds. It’s impossible to determine what direction the buzzing is coming from.
Jena Thomas’s fictional landscapes explore the ways in which mankind alters the natural world. She is interested in how human beings idealize what nature is, and then use this as a basis to create artificial environments. Displaced human debris and manmade constructs such as pools, patios, and golf courses are featured prominently in her work and serve as visceral boundary lines between the fabricated and the organic. Rich color and surface texture attribute to her creation of a luscious otherworld where the imagined is entangled with reality.