Becky Evans is a land artist working in the plein air tradition. But she takes the idea of working en plein air a step further -- many steps, actually. As she describes in her artist statement, her process involves "walking, waiting, looking, drawing, painting, mapping and gathering." She draws inspiration and insight from the natural environments she explores. The environment moves her to questions. The questions lead to research, and the answers inform her art, often providing new perspectives on the places she explores.
The landscape acts as a kind of trigger, the reason the work begins. But her goal is not reproduction. Evans isn't trying to create a literal representation of the place. Rather, her work is a direct response to her own experience of a particular time and place.