above: The Veracity of Poetic License
14" x 14" x 8"
Acrylic paint on canvas covered wood form with steel wire and cables, wood lath.
The 3A series is a further exploration into the substance of paint and the act of painting by synthesizing my aesthetic sensibilities with my current observations of nature in the woods and fields around cabin 3A, and my recollections of nature as seen in construction sites and archaeological excavations. Additionally, these new paintings answer a question earlier work evoked and pay tribute to my artistic origins.
Previous paintings were wildly dynamic, amorphous forms of large scale and great depth so the question arose whether they were sculpted paintings or actually painted sculpture. This series responds by reducing the scale and stretching canvas over relatively simpler forms and leaving the sides visible to showcase the folded canvas corners and tacking, while the paint application concentrates on the surface—my work is painting.
The use of irregular shapes in the paintings, the textures, broken surfaces, and embedded objects can all be traced to my work with clay in the early 1980s. As homage to those clayworks this series displays frequent use of a trowel as well as the color of terra cotta.
above: Winter's Late Afternoon Light on a Grassy Field by the Woods
9" x 10" x 3"
Acrylic paint on canvas over wood form.
above: Fragmented Memories of Something Forever Lost
13" x 16" x 5.50"
Acrylic paint on canvas covered wood form, with mason's string.
above: Under a Winter Sky
12" x 12" x 6"
Acrylic paint on wood and canvas.
above: The Quiet Poetry of 3A
12" x 13" x 3.5"
Acrylic on canvas covered wood form.
above: A Collection of Letters Never Written
12" x 12" x 4"
Acrylic paint, wood, wire, plexiglass, cardboard.
above: Maelstrom: Basso Continuo (in medias res)
12" x 12.5" x 2.5"
Acrylic paint, twine, wood, and other stuff on canvas covered wood form.