"I didactically broke apart the landscape painting itself, and I used Kinkade’s work as a sounding board for this. (3) In an article on the artist Marc Handelman, by Karen Rosenberg, in an issue of Artforum, Handelman breaks apart the ideologies of the landscape painting. (4) What I gathered from what he said was there are three spaces at work within these paintings. The first is the foreground- it represents something industrial, a present day remnant, like a boat, or a house, or even people: evidence of civilization. The second is the middle ground- it represents the past, or a wild frontier: land to be claimed, conquered, or controlled. The last part is the background- it represents something sublime with its ever-expanding mountain range or the vastness of the sky: it is an endlessness or a future."