Ms. Vartenigian Burhans’ landscapes are a composite of various places she has been and reflections on a sense of a place, not a representation of a specific place nor time of day. She is interested in the energy of growing things interacting with the world where the very air becomes animated and seen. Like Ms. Vartenigian Burhans’ pears, these spaces are not realistic representations but expressions of flow, energy, and transience. The distances are often flattened and wide swaths are reduced to simple fields of color and texture. Energy swirls around the main subject of the trees and bushes, fields, grasses, and clouds. They seem alive, on fire, casting shadows that suggest something further happening, a relationship and connection of all things one to another.