About the series

This website presents several series of paintings. There are similarities and overlap between the series. Together, they present variations of a tension between individual elements and a larger context.

Pure Spirit

Adding color to a purely abstract, geometric plane, and setting it in motion, I imagine a ribbon-like figure as a physical embodiment of pure spirit. Rather than merely a ribbon, I see it as an avatar of the human spirit, transcending gender, race, politics and the personal. Its geometry is a product of the mind. Its color expresses emotion. Its dynamic shape is a balancing act of rationality, feeling, and energy.

 Landscape Progressions

I obtain the color and visual texture of my “Landscape Progressions” series through a variety of techniques. Their suggestion of atmosphere and topography appears to be photographic, while their grid-like organization expresses order, continuity, and change.

Transitions  

 These abstract paintings are composed with two canvases or made to look like they are painted on two canvases. Layers of spontaneous techniques  in one are contrasted with carefully blended gradients in the other. Changes associated with cosmic and microscopic worlds abound in one, while the second, evoking atmosphere or light with subtle transitions, compliments the other with something more. 

Combinations 

The tension in juxtaposing differences in the Landscape Progression series and the Transition series is investigated further by combining abstract and representational styles, mixing media, recycling old work, and assembling multiple panels. The arrangements are metaphors for balancing order and freedom, extending boundaries, and accepting differences.