My paintings are familiar places, landscapes, new spaces that are rugged and untamed. They are inventions shaped by forces of society, economics, technology, and nature, moving in a trajectory of constant re-invention. The paint surface and the pictorial incidents are in a constant state of transformation affected by daily observations and interactions. Forms are left to float in space, straight lines zig-zag and curve, parts speed up, others slide slowly by, patterns are left un-connected to forms. Time and space is not linear.

Josh Highter is a painter and MFA graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and currently a lecturer teaching drawing and painting at UC Davis.