What Is Neo-Nostaglia?
Neo-nostalgia erupts from the intersection of the vanishing present of my life and nature's vanishing presence, under the growing threat from corporations and individuals that would like to exploit national parks, national monuments and public lands for energy and mineral profits. This threat to exploit public natural resources fuels my emotional reaction of neo-nostalgia, a longing to maintain public lands in their natural, present state against industrial exploitation. Through my digital paintings and photographs, I attempt to appreciate and capture various national parks and monuments as I have experienced their presence in my humble present.
It Takes a Village to Be a Successful Artist!
I would not have gotten as far as I have in pursuing my art career without the sage advice and guidance of my art business coach Kathy Beekman. Indeed, she was instrumental in helping me to efficiently organize this website. If you need help in writing artist statements, figuring out how to contact galleries and what you need for that endeavor, what to do if a gallery wants to represent you, how to price your artwork and of course website advice, be sure to contact Kathy at Art Coaching for You. Please let her know that you learned about her site from me.
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By Rodney Buxton
This is Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park. It is one of the few 'growing' glaciers in any of the U.S. National Park system. This digital painting is based on a photograph taken in late summer 2016, just before the park closed for the season. It was one of the clearest days that summer, according to the boat tour crew.