top Composition #351

Acrylic, latex, glue, raw canvas, shredded photos & email correspondence and polymer emulsion on canvas. 12”x12” (canvas size).

top Untitled

Acrylic, latex, deck stain and varathane on paper.

top Untitled

Acrylic and latex on paper

top Ice on table 3
top Untitled

Acrylic, latex, deck stain, oil, glue, paper, plastic on paper. 7.5"x9.5"

top Composition #339

Acrylic, latex, cut up photos and polymer emulsion on 12”x12” (canvas size).

top Untitled (Epiphany)

My Epiphany:

I have come to realize, or see in some abstracted manner, my new series of paintings are a reflection of my life.

I was given up at birth and adopted by loving parents (my parents). Even after their deaths I never wanted to search out my birth parents because it felt like a betrayal.

This conflict shows up in my art in the fragmented and broken patterns that are sometimes incomplete and unresolved.

Now in my 70's, I see that not only my current work, but all my art has undertones of this somewhat separated life and loss of self.

Everything I've done, the way I connect or don't connect with people, places and things are all there to keep me safe and from being lost.

The art shows me this - I don't believe I saw it until I read something written by an artist friend about himself for an exhibition I curated in 2017. His words, filled with emotion and honesty opened something in me and I will be forever grateful.

And here I thought I was just throwing paint.

top Composition #375

Acrylic, latex, glue, raw canvas, paper, oil stick, varathene and polymer emulsion on canvas. 48" x 72"