Caroline Hajjar Duggan, Redding, Connecticut Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Landscapes have always been very important to me. They seem constant, and although they are ever changing with seasons, environmental shifts and urban development, a place, a landscape is something that can always be revisited. As an artist and individual I am extremely interested in landscape and the ways that they change. The paintings that I create are inspired by the many different landscapes that I have encountered during extensive travel. Some of the images are obviously site specific, while others remain mysterious. In this body of work I am emphasizing season, and time of day in an attempt to draw the viewer not only into a specific landscape but to a specific moment in time, and allude to the feelings that could be associated with that moment. I use a perspective that seems to radiate from the viewer back into space, as well as exaggerated color temperatures and surface textures that add to the idea of inviting a moment in time. Works that are split in multiple panels are created this way so that the image is broken up, in an effort to slow down the viewing of these pieces. These multiple panel pieces can be seen as a whole image when they are positioned together or as separate images. I graduated from the Pratt Institute with a BFA in painting and art and design education. I show my work in local galleries as well as galleries across the country.