Drew Hertel

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I have always been fascinated with distant places both real and unreal, the reachable and the unreachable. As a child stories of the Silk Road, early explorers, expeditions in the Himalayas, and the pages of National Geographic intrigued me. This fascination led to a need to travel, to experience, and a deep love for the natural world. All of which has translated into my artistic practice. Through the use of the landscape I explore psychological spaces derived from memory, sensation, natural processes, journey, and time. Often times the work comes as a meditation on an experience, much like a stream of consciousness with images. Symbols are repeated as well as a personal language of composition. Through these predetermined elements the emotion Iím feeling when working is communicated, shifting the focus from the direct imagery towards the actual meditation itself.