A native of Salt Lake City, the Philadelphia-based artist, Tom Judd (b. 1952), has created an oeuvre over the last four decades characterized by its roots in Americana and the West. With landscapes that nuance lore and legend, or claim a geography or anonymous place, and may include object-relics, his work is discernibly unique within trends of the sublime in art. In philosophical discourses, the Sublime adheres to notions of spatial immensity and the grandeur of nature; and, at times, turbulent and threatening landscapes, often with ruins or broken fragments thereby portraying a by-gone culture. Inasmuch as Judd’s work is an extension of the long tradition of European Romanticism and nineteenth century American Sublime it runs askew of those conventional modes.