Fresh Start

The past few months have been focused on exhibits and new opportunities to show my work, all time-consuming processes that often interrupt the flow of work in the studio. Exhibits have come down or been installed, Open Studios is over, the studio is clean, and today I begin preparing a stack of large panels for painting. Hurray!

Triangles 1, acrylic on panel, 8 x 8″, 2015

Since 2013 I have been working with a grid of squares and circles and am now exploring the possibilities offered by a grid of equilateral triangles which yields diamonds, hexagons, and six-petaled flowers. I’m also incorporating the distressed metallic and opaque shapes that are the building blocks of the Cipher paintings. I am excited to see how these geometries and techniques will permit me to explore the expansive properties of inner space. I am looking through old sketchbooks and dream journals, and reading about phosphenes and Calabri-Yau manifolds as I begin.

Ravel 2
Cipher: Ravel 2, acrylic on panel,  12 x 12″, 2015

I just celebrated my 55th birthday so have a sparkling “new year” feeling to add some fuel to the fire!