Saturday, September 29, 2012


Fragments Four #115  16"X16"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #116  15"x15"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #117  15"x15"  gouache on w/c paper

It is Fall Arts Festival in Taos, New Mexico.  All is ART!  

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012 New Works

Fragments Four # 106  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #106  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #109  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #110  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #107  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Series

The image is dictated by the concept behind the work.   If the concept is worthy the artist has the responsibility to find a personal way to communicate it and the energy to complete the project.

These works are a way to make the experience of the world visible.  Memory or thought never seems to come as a whole, but rather in bits, or fragments.  This series suggests a different way of viewing the world and aren’t meant to dictate what the viewer should think, but allows the viewer a place to think.

This series begins with the creation of the collage.   The shapes of cut and pasted colored paper arranged randomly are meaningless.  They don’t refer to the material world; instead they serve important functions in the compositions.  Sometimes the shapes appear to be retreating -- at other times, they are pushing, shoving, and vying for their own space.   In the finished work the viewer is confronted with a vision of the world that is literally constructed and interpreted from the physical context of life.

The collages once created are an inspiration for painting.  The works have limitless possibilities.   This allows for the simultaneous exploration of the mysterious spaces of inside and outside, figuration and abstraction, past and present, two and three-dimensional space. 





Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15, 2012 Fragments Four


Fragments Four 30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #101  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #102  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #103  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper


Fragments Four #104  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments Series

For me, it is the concept behind the work that dictates the image I create.  As Anne Truitt says, “A concept of any importance seems to carry with it the responsibility of inventing methods for its actualization, and the energy to do so.”

The concept of Fragments seems to be a way to make visible how I experience the world; memory, or thought.  Which never seems to be as a whole, but rather in bits, or fragments.  I want to have the sense that the image I create is new; that I have not seen it before.  It is my intention to give the viewer a different way of viewing the world.  I do not want the images to dictate to the viewer what he should think, but allows the viewer a place to think.

I am creating compositions based on collages I have made.  The shapes themselves are meaningless, but in the compositions they serve important functions.  Sometimes they appear to be retreating; sometimes they are pushing, shoving, and vying for their own space. 

The basic principle of the use of cut and pasted colored paper arranged in juxtaposition that forms the foundation for an art of limitless associative possibilities.  This process allows me to explore simultaneously the mysterious spaces of inside and outside, figuration and abstraction, past and present, two and three-dimensional space. 

In the finished work the viewer is confronted with a vision of the world that is literally constructed and interpreted from the physical context of my life and is a basis for a collective experience.  We see it together again, for the first time.