Daniel Ross also addresses issues involving nature and landscape from an extremely different vantage point. Ross’ view of nature focuses on issues of genetic modification, climate change and the ever-blurring boundaries between natural and synthetic matter. Represented by a series of hybrid wall-mounted works, Ross tips his hat to the craft of découpage on wood slabs that intentionally reference a kitschy depiction of nature. His oversized, hyper-artificial works involve an unusual combination of processes and materials that mesh digital images with painting and sculpture. Ross also adds a synthetic shimmer to his technically dazzling works through a process of inkjet print transfer and holographic foil. Perhaps it makes sense that Bay Area artist Daniel Ross grew up in Florida.