Heather Hilton

Oil and Encaustic
ID Number: 0057

“​In the United States, suburban development is overtaking the natural landscape. Much of the art I have seen reflecting this idea is sort of negative in nature, viewing the movement of “suburbia” as a villain. My formative years were spent in the Midwestern U.S. and the exact spot where a suburban housing development meets an open field or the building of a shopping mall meets a century-old farm is part of my visual memory as a child. I am interested in painting that spot, not as a morality lesson, but as a marked place in the landscape where something is lost and something is gained. I’m not sure what is lost or gained at this intersection, but the transition fascinates me.”