My friend Wendy asked me to add in something of my personal experience in connection with the imagery in these works. This is a little scary. So often art speaks it’s own language because each viewer brings to the work their own response which transforms a set of visual cues back into experience and connection – but it’s a bit like “Telephone line” remember that game from childhood – or am I dating myself – the message you start with is usually not the message you end up with.
In this case I started with memories of watching Jacques Coueteau on a little black and white TV screen – imagining brilliant and moody color, “and here we are, swaying gently in the tide, as if floating in a dream”. Phosphorescence and fire = what is hotter, blue or orange. AND then, there are references to recent events. Perhaps this sounds oblique but some things are hard to talk about.
“Towers” 18×24 Monotype