Room With A View

30″ x 40″, acrylic on canvas, 10/8/13, © Steven Miller 2013

Room With A View is an invented landscape inspired by a dilapidated old cabin I explored during a recent trip to Colorado. The window frame is painted trompe l’eoil, an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion depicting it in three dimensions. As the vegetation grows into the window frame it changes from representation into a sort of melting abstraction. Here I am just playing with an illusion within an illusion or a concept within a concept. As an artists I’m not ‘keepin it real’, instead I’m mixing it all together. Nowhere, Anomaly, Morning Meadow and Chi are other paintings from the same series.