This course explores landscape painting as an extension of site and salvage as an expanded portrait of self. While reinforcing formal painting knowledge and skills, students will investigate new strategies around the application and integration of non-traditional materials as a critical response to traditional painting histories. Some questions we will ask ourselves over the course of this session include: What constitutes a landscape? How are landscapes internalized in the body? How do humans impose their subjective fantasies upon the natural world? What political and metaphorical meanings are embedded within the construction of imagined spaces? In class and off-site painting sessions are complemented by independent, outside of class work, group discussions, and assigned readings.