Though primarily a painter, Michael Moore works in a variety of two-dimensional art forms from drawing to printmaking. A California native, Moore has always found his way back to his native state, which parallels his constant return to painting the same landscape; “I work pretty much the same, and with similar materials, whether in Colorado, California or Nevada and although the emphases [and palette] may shift subtly the results are pretty consistent,” explains the artist, who has spent three months living and working at Libre every year since 1987 when he became reacquainted with the community through his association with Linda Fleming. Moore’s first – brief –encounter with Libre happened in 1969 when he was traveling with the AAA, a rock band from Palo Alto. At the time, the artist didn’t feel up to the challenge of “reinventing civilization from scratch,” explains the artists referring to the building practices that distinguish Libre from every other artists community. It wasn’t until the second time around that Moore felt compelled to build new structures instead of modifying previously existing ones. Though Moore’s artistic habits haven’t changed significantly in many decades, the time he spends at Libre represents an opportunity to immerse himself in the landscape and its climate.