In a whimsical bird’s-eye view, the botanic garden is shown surrounded by waves amid the flourishing Palos Verdes Peninsula.
As a painter I have been exploring various points of view and the one I keep coming back to is the bird’s eye view. I am fascinated by the Los Angeles landscape, and see this city as a vast wide open dance of trees, buildings, waterways, roads, beaches and mountains. With a view from above, I can show all of this magic in my work and let the viewer explore.
About the Artist
Eric Ernest Johnson (b. 1968, Los Angeles) is a poet, musician, video director, muralist and artist whose vibrant landscapes and geometric compositions often explore mankind’s relationship with the earth. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and has collaborated with fashion brands Libertine and NewbarK. Johnson’s work has appeared in a number of publications and has been exhibited in the United States, Korea, Scotland and Switzerland.
Locations: South Coast Botanic Garden