08/08/2013 11:07 am ET

Rebecca Campbell on the ImageBlog

I’m working on an exhibition entitled “The Potato Eaters.” Van Gogh’s seminal work and my own Idahoan heritage are at the heart of the project. This is a detail of a painting. The butterfly will be cast in lead. I’m not interested in painting what the eye sees of the land but instead in being direct, unfettered by photographic logic, motivated instead by a will to become the subject.