a world of wandering creatures and wayward rivers
Sam Hersbach’s paintings present a world of wandering creatures and wayward rivers. Some of the creatures are looking for physical extensions, or power imbalances. Other works show nothing but mountains. The ‘Dutch Mountains’ represent a suggestive world, while the figurative pieces have a more narrative nature.
Themes like power, technological applications and incompetence are exposed through monstrous metamorphoses and awkward heroic shields. The pieces hover between suggestion and definition. On one there is a figure looking through infra-red goggles and on another we find a drawing of a medieval hunting ground.