Life is a series of natural and spontanious changes.
Don't resist them; That only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
OFF THE GRID
Painting Series. 2018
Hi Ways And Bye Ways. 48" x 48" oil on canvas 2018
Just a Little Noise. 48" x 48" oil on canvas 2018
Playground 2. 30" x 30" oil on canvas 2018
Call and Shout. 30" x 30" oil on canvas 2018
Body Language 1. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
Very Early. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
You Are Here. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
Body Language 2. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
Call and Shout 2. 30" x 30" oil on canvas 2018
Body Language 3. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
Very Early 2. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
Body Language 4. 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas 2018
Playground. 30" x 30" oil on canvas 2018
Jungle. 30" x 30" oil on canvas 2018
Just a Little More Noise. 48" x 48" oil on canvas 2018
Many years ago I began doing 35mm close up photographs of my abstract paintings, my goal at the time was to chronicle compositions within a composition - I wasn't sure how I would use them other then to train my eye and find a world within a world - something I found visually and aesthetically exciting. I stored the digital images away and kind of forgot about them until I began to re-explore photography after my move from New York City to
Albuquerque, New Mexico via the San Francisco Bay Area - a lot of moving.
For years my studio and art storage were in several different places and it wasn't until I moved to Albuquerque that I was finally able to have all of my remaining work in one space - over 50 years worth of paintings, drawings, monotypes, photographs and sculpture. Most of my work had been earlier photographed in slide form and some digital and I realized I didn't have a solid high resolution digital file - so I set out to make one. Six months and about three thousand works later I had a file.
During the process of building the file I upgraded my equipment and began doing night photography mostly as a result of my insomnia and love for the night, late evening and early morning New Mexico light - which allowed me to do photo editing and manipulation.
After I finished the photo inventory of my earlier work I started looking at it more closely and realized it was like looking at a time capsule - a half century plus of art making, a lot of good and a lot of bad. I considered physically cutting and tearing up most of it but decided to start by doing it digitally and making digital time collages just to see how I could bring these visual history's together as a single work - realizing that when fragmenting a painting, drawing or photograph makes it neither good nor bad - it's' simply incomplete yet a piece of time. In these photographs are sections of work done in every decade since the 1950s including some childhood stuff I saved.
I title this series `Sequence' as time sequence. I have always had a keen interest in depicting time and movement in my work - These photographs are about a collection of time - passed and brought together - in fragmented form and constructed composition.