The Neo-Landscape movement investigates human relationships with Nature.
Historically, landscape painting has been a medium that took the outside view and brought it indoors. 2D paintings of romanticized natural idealism were brought into the home, to be enjoyed in the safety and comfort of an enclosed space. Neo-Landscape strives to close the gap between viewing a landscape as a detached observer, and the reality of exploiting nature, by depicting the human image as integral to the Landscapes evolution. Nature is no longer detached from human activity as “idealistic” or “utilitarian” but rather integral to the Landscapes evolution. Kathryn is depicting humans as an invasive species and animals that impact the environment as any other species does. These paintings explore human beings as integral to a landscape. Nature no longer is seen as an objectified thing of passive beauty.