Paige Twyman is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020. She has exhibited in shows at Human Resources Gallery Los Angeles (HRLA), Slag Gallery in NYC, and recently completed a residency at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. She primarily works with oil on canvas to paint imagined environments dominated by symbolic gestures of color and form. The historical framework of landscape painting is reconsidered in her approach to the medium, which she expands to include the worldview of deep ecology. Bold colors, invented forms, and psychedelic patterns subvert the mechanics of vision and instead depict the world through the eyes of an insect. Trees, boulders, and mountainous landscapes function as weighty symbols that block the picture plane in a mode of quiet resistance to the American mythos of manifest destiny. This repositioning engages the viewer in the mythic and historical power struggle between landscape and individual.