- May 2011 - Past Perfect Sale
- July 2011 - Go Figure: Contemporary Interpretations of the Figure
Oil painting based on Poussin's - Triumph of Neptune and Amphritite, 5' x 4'
The Plato's Atmosphere Series
My concern in this series, deals with the intangible, a faith in the invisible forms that order takes in nature. As Plato suggested, "that in the shadowless atmosphere the knowledge of things lay round but yet unperceived."
The shapes are expressed in terms of motion within a flow that wants to realize itself despite the encompassing material. A flow that repeats itself while constantly changing, producing relationships indicative of the duality of our natures. The solitary contemplation of this duality exposes metaphors between our present sense of reality and the sublimated myth, which bears witness to our separation from the natural world. This metaphor is expressed in this series as "mass without volume and volume without mass."
The rejection of the accidental coincidence introduces another metaphor; that which appears as coincidence is actually a sentient chaos of contrasting parallel traits, situations, and beliefs converging. The act of painting becomes a ritual similiar to the Native American sand painting. This suggests a belief in the vision rather than the painting itself. Thus, chaos becomes a meditative state for both me and the viewer.