This is the view from my back court. Taos Mountain, the Mother Mountain, Sacred Mountain overlooking Taos Valley, has disappeared behind the clouds. Snow has transformed the view. Three days after Christmas. I put birdseed out to feed the birds in the neighborhood. But they are fickle and often find better things to eat.
Near the end of "time"
(Minute, hour, day, month, year)
Sands run quickly
Through the glass
Today, December 28
Very close to the end
Of the year 2012
And what did you do this year
Might be asked
I saw time slip pass me slowly
(Or so I thought)
I worked everyday
In the studio
Completed a series based on still life
A new image of still life
In early spring I began the task of organizing my life's work
My sister Maggie came to New Mexico to help with the work.
I returned to a body of work based on collage
I find as I start a series I have one idea
And soon I begin to think,
Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new series
(So far this is the only one I have accomplished
But I am hoping in the new year
I will find the time to explore this idea further)
This is a painting based on a nine piece grid
This is a painting based on a four piece grid
When I first came to New Mexico
My work was grids based on the square
I thought that wouldn't work here
After working in New Mexico for 18 years
I realized I could use the grid based on the square
Fragments G&C Series could be thought of a new form of colorfield. Of course it is pattern based on geometry. As you focus on one part of the piece, you become aware of the visual difference throughout the work.
This series of work I am calling Fragments G&C, they are made up of small pieces. Their arrangement is based on geometry and within each piece is graduation or change. They almost look like a new kind of color field, I never know when I begin what will happen exactly, I allow the change, whether it is color, temperature, value, or intensity. In some of the works the change happens up and down, in #134 it is from the lower corner to the upper right corner and back again. And in some of the works the change comes from each side, as in #136.