Donald A. Schuster Artist Statement

I live in a portion of Southwest Ohio that encompasses some of the most rapidly developing land in the state, the shifting demands for space and increase in population dilute the knowledge of the historic contributions of this region and impact the intrinsic beauty of the rolling landscape. Working between urban cityscape and rural environs, I am seeking out visually striking local features to document. The artwork is meant to evoke the current locale and people, giving the viewer a sense of being there. My hope is that if I single out things that catch my eye, others may start noticing the extraordinary visual wonders of this region.