Terra IncognitaCrystal DiPietro
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
40 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |7 lbs. 8 oz.
One day I set out to wander in the desert of southern Utah to explore an area which is pretty remote and certainly not in any guidebook. I had no goal or specific destination to reach. I've found these are my favorite hikes and this one was no different. I discovered the most beautiful sandstone & views. This piece is an ode to sandstone and those wonderful hidden places.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Many artists work with the landscape, but Crystal DiPietro sees her works as different from most in the genre. “I tend not to see landscapes as soft and pretty, but as rugged, dramatic and colorful.” Many of her works depict wild storms and moody sunsets. She spends a lot of time in remote spots and uses layers of color to create her compositions. Her work hovers between a brief impression of a scene and a pure dream. Crystal's landscapes of southern Utah seem to undulate and continuously change. What's interesting, though, is that these mountains and valleys seem to do the same thing in person. In these areas, the view changes constantly throughout the day as the light shifts, throwing shadows of faces, mazes and alien patterns across the cliff faces. Crystal impressively captures what's there, and what seems to be but isn't.