Blue Ribbon – 11″ x 15″ – watercolor and ink.
The linework in this is extra fine and detailed and more based on geometric forms and less on natural or organic forms usually found in my paintings. The soft blue and grey background with earthy oranges and the red central place from where the drawing emits the Blue Ribbon that is surrounded by shapes consisting of fine lines. I look at it and wonder about the origin of the form, of life in general, the sea and sky, the universe. Blue Ribbon is among my top favorite pieces and prints are available.
I never knew what was missing, an imperceptible feeling of some little chink out of my metal, a small scaley plate-like chip was blown off like a shingle from a roof-top in the winter howling. Asking for resolution brought solutions and people and ideas then no people and the essence of the art changed as it happened. it all just evolved, adapted together but seeing the evidence of it as i was full of living and not noticing was the real challenge. all at once the concept was so evident at the forefront of my mind, I came to see that i just knew, knew the history, the future and everything in between. Almost like the Bene Gesserit women of Herbert’s Dune novel, they inherited the information from all those who came before them. My work I feel//think embodies that often. All the abstract work of the people that are my tribe exists in me, like all other parts of my mitochondrial DNA, it blasts through no matter what I do.