My life in Chicago and art school were inextricably bound for 7 years. Each had an immeasurable influence on my work. My map drawings, like those shown in the previous post, developed from colored pencil & conte materials into oil paintings. I thought of these as internal travel logs -- with a bird's eye viewpoint. The natural landscape of my East coast past combined with the architectural footprints of city buildings that I now saw looking out the window from the elevated trains that I rode daily.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. --Pablo Picasso
My blog will be primarily my reflections on my work throughout my life--what moves me to want to create something which is difficult to express in any other way but through visual means.
Sometimes I will discuss specific pieces on which I am currently working and how they relate to works in the past. Other times my comments will be more general about what imagery, whether "real" or imagined, interests me.