I was a Visiting Professor at Yale-NUS in Singapore and had a studio that overlooked the jungle. I was fascinated by the light and vegetation that filtered through the windows of the studio. The gray paper offset the sparkling marks of color to create an enveloping atmosphere.
Dec 06, 2021
II was inspired by the Italian artist, Pozzo's ceiling fresco in St Ignatius in Rome when I was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. I have a large reproduction in the studio, from which I take ideas of color and composition while infusing my work with a contemporary flair.
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
I was inspired by my stay in Singapore, where I encountered Chinese New Year decorations that brought good luck for the new year. I spray paint the decorations and allow the negative spaces in their designs to interact with the brushwork. The tall narrow format recalls scroll painting. When I returned to California, I incorporated stencils of everyday objects that had interesting patterns.
Dec 01, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Nov 29, 2021
I lived on China Lake in central Maine for a year. The changing seasons created very interesting reflections on the lake. These structures are no longer extant- they were already about to fall over, which fascinated me- their dilapidated state almost had a natural feel.