"Urban Wilderness" is an extension of my previous series, "Indoor/Outdoor."
The paintings feature industrial spaces and windows that merge into natural landscapes to create a new perspective. Each composition dissects “Mondrian” patterns of windows from industrial buildings in Long Island City. Sherman layers these window patterns with images of various landscapes (such as a state park, an ocean waterfront, a tropical rain forest, and a desert). The paintings show how the windows evolve into the rock formations, water, sky, leaves, and trees. Eventually, the series extended to imagine a post-apocalyptic city where nature ‘reclaims’ abandoned buildings.