the past decade I have produced mostly "scapes" on gessoed rag and
on canvas. They have consisted of studies of cities and industry,
which are oftentimes hidden, obscured from non-city dwellers' and
workers' vision and even their thoughts. Obscure mills of dark steel
and tall steam-producing stacks become vibrant architectural giants;
buildings in cities with little true personality come alive through
the use of a vivid palette. While the subject matter is recognizable,
my concern is with the surface of the paintings and the abstract
qualities that can come from organizing the colors and texture on
the canvas. Large works are often conceived in sections. The painting
is the matrix for the print and should work on several levels.
haven't any plans in the coming millennium of changing my printing
technique -- unless it would be to utilize digitized imagery. I
am constantly learning new things by painting and printing. For
me, that is the excitement.