Scapes II, created during a collaboration with Wingate Studio in 2008, exhibits a quiet reverence, enveloping the viewer in its stillness and intimacy. The print displays the subtlety, secretiveness, and hyperrealistic intensity that is so characteristic of Ryan’s work. Ryan is systematic in his approach, and it is common for him to move between drawing, painting, and printmaking, allowing his experience within one medium to inform the work he makes within others. In this case, Ryan began with gouache paintings where he watered down the paint to give a highly transparent and delicate effect. This effect was recreated in his masterful use of spit bite for Scapes II.