Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov. 22, 2010*

Here is a tiny 6" x 9" piece. It's called "Mann Hawks & Yves Klein Are Great Painters." It consists of pistacho nut shells and a beautiful blue acrylic (Flashe, made in France BTW) paint that is similar to Yves Klein Bleu.
I haven't yet been to the YK exhibition at the Walker Art Center but am very excited to see it soon. He has always been one of my heroes. And now I am one of his heroes. How cool is that?

Nov. 22, 2010

Damn; an accident in the studio! A strip of wood to which held 3 triptychs became unattached from the wall sometime over the weekend. One painting was torn/scratched, one was scratched (I'd just varnished it on Thursday), one was smudged and has to be touched up (image at left). It could've been A LOT worse but, still, it is freaky to walk in the door and slowly figure out what has happened. I'd rather be painting, eh?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nov. 20, 2010

Underwater/Overwater Aspiration
Painted in September 2010? Again, playing with elements of symmetry and organic lifeforms. Life is created and slowly moves to evolve symmetrically; to align itself with greater lifeforms. This painting was greatly inspired by the beautiful matte, blue, acrylic paint. It almost glows.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nov. 19, 2010

This is a painting done just after the previous one (Nov. 18). Same concept. The challenge of painting something symmetrical, as well as straight horizontal lines. In retrospect, I think of the Chicago painter Roger Brown.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nov. 18, 2010

This is a painting I did this summer; it was the first of a small series that dealt with hand painted symmetry. Quite a breakthrough. I see bones, flowers, X-rays. It's quite a trip to try to paint freehand symmetrical patterns (not easy for me).
To me. symmetry is a metaphor for self-enlightenment. It's an ideal but not necessarily the reality. We are inherently imbalanced, aren't we? Which IS a form of symmetry.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Studio/Nov. 11, 2010

Here are some recent pictures from the studio. i'm posting these just to give everyone an idea of what I've been up to. Most of what you're viewing is completed work, from as far back as January, 2010. The single painting is current & just about done.

I am dealing with issues such as symmetry vs. asymmetry, birth, life, and non-religious spiritual development. It is more akin to being in a quantum physics laboratory than a painting studio! Somedays I'm exhausted from all the revelations and breakthroughs.

Click on the individual images to see them larger. I'll start posting individual paintings and comment on them at greater length.