Artwork #17

Danika Ostrowski

View of Angel's Landing

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

My work explores scarce and deserted environments of public lands in the American Southwest, while examining and abstracting lively colors and dynamic formations. In my paintings, panoramic views, plant life, and geological forms are viewed through the lenses of memory and emotion. I reference photos, sketches and memories to create vibrant compositions of woven color. This particular scene is from Zion National Park in Utah, from the vantage point of Observation Point looking down onto the famous Angel’s Landing. Melting snow particularly enhanced and saturated the colors of the landscape.