Longo’s epic narrative strength comes from his transformation of the intimate practice of drawing into the monumental scale of painting, elevating the medium to a scale never seen before. He achieves an extremely emotional range through his use of chiaroscuro, harnessing light and dark as primary material. This forest alludes to mystery and emotions that come from nature in itself, without the presence of the human being. Robert Longo finds inspiration in the shadows that pervade the forest of Fairmount, which introduce the viewer inside a mystical atmosphere.
“ I always think that drawing is a sculptural process. I always feel like I'm carving the image out rather than painting the image. „