visual music in my abstract colored pencil paintings and pen
and ink drawings. Using stylized design elements my work reflects
a range of emotions in a language of color, light, rhythm and
late 80s I started working in a grid series and continued
building a body of work for the next 6 years. These pieces were
very labor intensive, sometimes taking up to 9 months to complete
just one piece.
after moving to New Jersey, I abandoned my grid work and went
back to my organic structures, a style that I had worked in on
and off since the mid 70s.
this past year, 2001, I felt that I had explored the organic
thing well enough for now and I was needing a change. I had been
thinking about going back to grids for the past couple of years
but lacked that impetus to get me enthused. Then in the early
spring I saw some grid work by two different artists. And that
was it - I got excited, I got ideas, I knew I wanted to go in
a different direction. Different from what the other two artists
were doing and different from what I was doing in my organics
and in my previous grid work.
grid work started evolving quickly and I am very pleased and
very excited by the direction in which its going. Im
having so much fun I almost feel guilty.
out as a simple pen and ink exercise in an art class evolved
into a meaningful expression of my thoughts and views of life
and the language of color. Every emotion that a person experiences
in a lifetime can be expressed by a specific individual color,
which is what I call the language of color.
sometimes I draw the organic structures in pen and ink only,
which I do simply for the enjoyment of the rhythm and the element
of visual music that is created.
a cross between the rhythm of the organics and the sections of
the grids are the works I refer to as flow, compositionals and
tiles. Created for a feeling of flowing, not only like a river
and not only like clouds across the sky but through space, these
pieces convey both surface and depth. When one thinks of sensuality
in art, the images that come to mind are usually figures or flowers.
I want to express sensuality without using traditional representational