"In fact, different groups of people perceive their relationship with their environment in different ways. While one person stranded in the wilderness might know how to live off the land, someone else might not. The same is true for those of us who know how to easily negotiate our way through a major city, even if we can't speak the language and haven't been there before. We learn how to 'read' our spaces based on our experiences and cultural understandings. Aesthetics play an important role in how we respond." -Kristin Congdon
starting to think about my paintings as souvenirs?