In today’s postmodern culture where the past is a well of information, the “distant feeling” of Romantic Art is also represented in Digital Art. Friedrich composed impossible landscapes with pieces of reality that digital tools allow him to create. Digital art offers a space in between worlds.
One of Snow’s contributions to this history is her piece “Pool” from 2016, a series of installations which stand or are projected as humble pools of water that evolve and transition, inviting the viewer to submerge their thoughts. Rightfully to her background Snow moulds these works referencing the work of Caspar David. Another piece from 2018, “Slant”, also observes in the form of video projections this fluid concept of “techno sublime”.
When asked about the Chinese landscape, Snow provides a humbling answer acknowledging the complexity; but what she takes away from Chinese Old Masters is the richness and importance of world creation. The ability to compose deep thought within a landscape is undoubtedly one of the admirable skills of artists. The teachings of master landscape artists have persisted into today’s digital age, reimagined by today’s tools.