Slow Thirds

I have always worked with ideas of movement and land in my paintings. 

While in the past these were linked to political or environmental ideas, such as migration, war, or climate change, this body of work is less didactic, and more conceptually formal and abstract in approach. 


This series of paintings has music as its influence. color, and movement. Landscape stratification is still my underlying visual structure or system. 


All of the pieces are triptychs- 3-panel or 3-canvas paintings, horizontally aligned. The panels or canvases are initially turned and moved in relation to each other until the composition has been determined. Then rhythm and harmony are worked out in the painting process, with each color, mark and value bearing musical qualities.

Interval
2009
Acrylic on Panel
6 x 24"
Goldfinch
2009
Acrylic on Panel
8 x 30"
Ridge
2009
Acrylic on Panel
8 x 30"
Siskin
2009
Acrylic on Panel
8 x 30"
Clay
2009
Acrylic on Panel
9 x 36"
South Gap
2009
Acrylic on Panel
9 x 36"
Red Ride
2009
Acrylic on Panel
11 x 42"
Shore
2009
Acrylic on Panel
11 x 42"
Wide Wale
2009
Acrylic on Panel
11 x 42"
Moss
2009
Acrylic on Panel
11 x 42"
Night
2009
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 84"
Terminal
2009
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 84"