Artist Statement:

I have been traveling across Montana for the past 30 years.  During that time the landscape has given me much pleasure, from the low profile grace of the eastern part of the state to the rugged sculptured mountains of the west.  In the landscape Iíve discovered many things, the most notable is the evidence of constant abandonment. 

The landscape has been exploited by mining, lumbering, and agriculture.  Remnants of that exploitation lie abandoned everywhere.

My work documents these in an esoteric way.  Iíve had formal training in art and that of course influences the composition and the way in which I assemble images. As a small child I would get behind the steering wheel of  an old abandoned car and pretend I  was driving.  This work is an evolution of that experience.



Dennis HOMEKern