August 2018


I am overcome by the striking visual beauty and powerful contrast of mercurial shellac ink, as it sweeps through large surfaces in formal abstraction and figuration. Up to now my work has spanned a range of sizes, but it is clearly this sweeping movement available on large surfaces that needs to go forward. Of late I have brought the figure into the abstract field through portraits of persons with vision impairments and blindness, drawing first the portrait, and then relinquishing it over to the contrast and obstruction of the ink to give it greater meaning in context with perception. I will continue with this series, to sort through various kinds of vision and vision impairments, and will expand to take on other kinds of perceived losses and their consequent gains.