Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Guitar Player

"The Guitar Player" is one of the few paper collages that began with something that wasn't an abstract form. I cut out the shape of the guitar and placed it on the paper. The head followed, as did hands, arms and feet. The hands then had to move with the strings on the guitar and the feet had to stomp and tap.

It had to vibrate with its own joyful sounds. It works because of the simplicity and plays for itself.
This is one of the pieces in my new show which will be held from 24-30 July at Howes Hall Gallery.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lines: more consequences

One line also can change the whole piece. It is then impossible to stop - one must continue until the space speaks. Until it comes from nothing to something.

One line starts it and the next step is then made clear.

It could lead into error or into completion. It all starts with a line and its consequences.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Abstract - just questions

Does our conscious mind insist on seeing something in an image? Anything at all? 

Is it a need to make sense of the world, or sense of our worlds?
More questions. No answers.

This is a landscape. There are trees with roots, wind, moon and what else? Does anyone see anything else?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Where Was I?

 The possibilities of form and movement seem endless.

Endlessly fascinating and endlessly different.
Each one with its own story.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Uncertain Ground

This painting shifted in concept and composition from my original idea. I continued my exploration of the subject, letting it lead me where it needed to go, letting go of my direction. The ambiguities in the composition speak of  uncertainties, in life and the physical geography of where we live. 

Uncertain Ground (acrylic on canvas 24" x 20")

Storms, tides, earthquakes, and other natural disasters erode convictions. Contemplating life and the mercurial changes around us, this painting speaks to me of the uncertainties of life.