Magic of Travel

Arlie Hammons

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Arlie Hammons is a disabled artist with a traumatic brain injury who makes paintings and drawings. In his most current series he explores the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way. Hammons investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.

His paintings establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. Arlie Hammons currently lives and works in Arlington Virginia.