Friday, March 11, 2011

More Sky

A study for a large scale piece. I am increasingly drawn to landscapes, snowy ones at that. Low light. Small features. There is more space than actual matter.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"More Space"
Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas
48" x 48"

Acrylic and Coffee on Canvas
48" x 48"

A friend recently gave me some information on the great German Painter Anselm Kiefer. His work deals with struggles of conscience and the reconciliation of one's individual self with a the collective past. Though I never plan to do so, making pictures of this type- on inspection after the fact- seems to relate to my past and working through fear. I don't want to get too precious about it, but paintings can be seen- per Rothko and many others- as snapshots of states and colors as feelings. The above two pieces both represent those issues and create them simultaneously.