Art & Culture

Wasteland: The Art of William Mason Lord

The concept behind my work is to draw a parallel between the need to conserve our dwindling earthly resources and the beautiful places we risk losing if we don’t. The works in this series are composed of dried paint, along with scrap paint that I have collected for the past 15 years. To most people, these materials would be considered waste and discarded. By arranging these pieces of paint into idyllic landscapes, I am inviting the viewer to not only appreciate the aesthetic value of the work, but also consider the importance of prolonging the lifespan of any given product in our increasingly disposable culture.

— Will Lord

Born in coastal New England, Will Lord grew through his early years on the seashores of New Hampshire and Maine. Everything in nature fascinated his imagination and art became his passion.

He moved far from home to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. There, Will studied fine art and art history, and perfected his technique in painting and drawing. Soon after graduating, Will moved back to New Hampshire, where he was able to gain inspiration for future paintings.

When he’s not in the studio, Will loves exploring the old roads of New England with his family and metal detector. Will’s current body of work portrays the landscapes that are a part of his daily life, focusing primarily on his dried paint technique.