I am very excited to announce that my project In the Landscape received the CENTER's Project Launch Honorable Mention award.
In addition, I was also informed that this
series made it to the 3rd round of judging and was in the top 4% for the
Project Competition, which received over 700 entries from around the
The juror, Virginia Heckert, Associate Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, wrote:
"Donna Wan's In the Landscape project successfully borrows a tradition
from landscape painting, that of 19th-century Romantic painters'
introduction of a figure seen from behind to lead the viewer into the
scene, to depict a wide range of vacation and leisure destinations.
Elevated vantage points and less-than-ideal lighting conditions
introduce distancing elements that underscore the investigative nature
of her observation of individuals interacting with the landscape."