Harmonics Art Project

‘Harmonics’ is a collaboration on canvas between artist Ann Vandervelde and architect David Vandervort. It is an attempt to read, understand and respond to the land in relation to built form - particularly as this relates to the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Drawings and documents from several actual sites were utilitzed as a framework for exploring this relationship. The painted works are visual tools to address the need for dialogue. The collaborative technique involved layering image, sketch and paint on canvas. The result is a series of eight, two-foot square canvasses depicting and interpreting the context of the San Juan Islands, the inherent features of the land in relationship to structure and the forms that emerge from listening to the cues present in the landscape. The hope is to bring inspiration and renewed understanding to the complexities of living in harmony with nature.