Bob Lafond

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Gender MALE
Location Williamstown, MA
Introduction Landscapes are the main subjects of my paintings. The landscapes that I paint and draw I live in, I walk through, I visit often, and they are part of my mind and imagination. Robert Macfarlane has written: "We have come increasingly to forget that our minds are shaped by the bodily experience of being in the world--its spaces, textures, sounds, smells and habits--as well as by genetic traits we inherit and ideologies we absorb. A constant and formidably defining exchange occurs between the physical forms of the world around us, and the cast of our inner world of imagination.” My landscapes are a re-creation, a remembrance, and a reflection of the exchange cited by Macfarlane. I also try to stay cognizant of the act of drawing or painting as well, clearly conscious that I am creating an illusion that can elicit a deeper meaning. I attended the Boston Museum School, have an undergraduate degree in Art History from Princeton University, and worked at the Princeton University Art Museum for almost twenty years. For the last five years I have painted landscapes of New Jersey and the Berkshires, and urban scenes of places that I visit often like Brooklyn.