Sophia Heymans

Sophia Heymans’ landscape paintings explore the relationship between the land and humankind, playing on viewers' natural inclination to see themselves in nature. The artist embeds natural materials directly onto her canvases to achieve an archival-like quality—employing a non-dominant perspective that directly confronts the lexicon of historical American landscape artworks. Heymans' paintings explore her childhood memories of playing outdoors with her sister, evoking the meaningful and mystical connections that can be forged with the lands we inhabit and the stories embedded there.

Photography credits: Mathew Brutger
Photography credits: Mathew Brutger