Lynne McDaniel uses the language of the landscape to explore current events, as well as the sometimes-surprising beauty of urban existence. Her current body of work depicts the environmental and ecological changes caused by natural disasters, human intervention, and the passage of time. Often using news photos as sources, she paints the landscape then disrupts the image to indicate the place where things go wrong. The incursion can be a subtle dash of color, or a more violent stroke or erasure. The destabilization or interruption of what is happening in the paintings reflects the artist’s growing uncertainty about what is happening on the larger canvas of our world.

Lynne McDaniel uses the language of the landscape to explore current events, as well as the sometimes-surprising beauty of urban existence. Her current body of work depicts the environmental and ecological changes caused by natural disasters, human intervention, and the passage of time. Often using news photos as sources, she paints the landscape then disrupts the image to indicate the place where things go wrong. The incursion can be a subtle dash of color, or a more violent stroke or erasure. The destabilization or interruption of what is happening in the paintings reflects the artist’s growing uncertainty about what is happening on the larger canvas of our world.