Pies & Ponds

My inspiration to work with geometric images came from watching fireworks. I was inspired by the dimensionality, the movement and the patterns of light arching through space. In trying to paint this, I did not want a naturalistic representation of the fireworks, but the ideal image that had formed in my mind. This led me to explore geometric forms. I was interested in the ways a circle can be represented, such as, three dimensional space with movement, circumscribing pathways, rings of water or as flat radial slices of pie. I use illustrator on the computer to create line drawings which then serve as templates for my paintings.
Two Views, 2013, 18 1/2” x 29 1/2”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
For each painting I give myself a general direction, such as two circles merging together. To this I add repeating elements which organize the space, like interweaving concentric circles, or the play between the surface and perspective. I create random patterns into which I paint colors, sometimes following one pattern and then deviating into the other one. This I do intuitively. In this process unexpected visual elements emerge.
Two Ponds II, 2013, 18”x331/2”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Two Balls, 2013, 10” x 20”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Two Pies, 2013, 15” x 20”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Insect, 2013, 22” x 26 1/2", pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Shifted Target, 2013, 18” x 22”7", pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
Concentric & Spiral, 2013, 20 1/2” x 20 1/2” , pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
Two Worlds, 2013, 18 1/2” x 28”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
Road Map, 2013, 19” x 31”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
Road Map II, 2013, 37 x 25 1/2” , pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Circle and Square, 2013, 15 1/2” x 29 1/2” , pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Two Ponds, 2013, 16” x 31”, pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
 
Color Pond, 2013, 16" x 31", pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
One World, 2013, 14" x 21", pigments and urethane on laminated nylon
Spirals 2013, installation of 6 kinetic paintings, 6’ x 9’, pigments, urethane on laminated nylon
I am interested in communicating a sense of play and thought. In these geometric templates I am free to find my way, as though walking through a labyrinth.

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