Subdivided Landscape 2 is a painting composed of seven separate panels each
of which is 48 inches by 8 inches.
Helen Harrison wrote in The New York Times:
"The painter Edward Joseph cuts out sections of landscape, forcing
the vista into a vertical format. This contradictory presentation negates
the horizon, pulling the eye up toward the sky and down toward the fore-
ground, which is usually water. Land tends to appear as a brief but
significant punctuation mark, like a dash between two statements.
Mister Joseph’s largest work, Subdivided Landscape, is a seven-
canvas composition in which the view is interrupted by regular bars
of negative space. Apart from its intriguing visual effect, the painting
also has a symbolic dimension, suggesting the carving up that changes
land into real estate. The artist often imposes understated commentary
on his highly formalized and apparently timeless scenes, and one feels
that human impact, while not catastrophic, is an implicit threat."
Susan Bridson wrote in The Three Village Harold:
"Edward Joseph’s Subdivided Landscape 2 (Grey Day) captures you at
first glance and wins you forever in the next second. It is 98 percent cloud-
scape. But don’t underestimate the landscape with its dark evergreens and
coppery sea grasses, brilliant in the sun. As for the sky: Great billows of
backlit clouds are dark-rimmed or bright, alive with movement. Mr. Joseph
cannily presents Gray Day in seven sections- which emphasizes its power.
This is too good to miss."