In this body of work Waterston’s paintings explore ideas around the constructed, imagined landscape, not working from observation but instead with strong art historical references. They bring forth pictorial constructions and conventions that reference the inventive and very peculiar landscapes of the 16th century, in particular the paintings of Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538) and the Flemish Primitives. Waterston says, “I have always held unwavering interest in the early history of landscape painting – its origins as an independent genre and the strangeness of its imagined spaces, both physical and psychological.”

This body of work is exhibited alongside Studio Wall: Some Trees, an intimate installation composed of historical works placed alongside Waterston’s small panel paintings and works on paper. Together, they inform each other and speak to the meditative, spiritual connection found in nature.