Written Word Flows through Patterned Backgrounds (1991-2003, 2007-2010)


text & blue holes

1991 · 36x36 · acrylic, charcoal, emulsion, oil on canvas

Private communication.


film text

1991 · 32x28 · acrylic, charcoal, oil on canvas

“I wanted my sister to hold me…/(pause)/I talk to her but no voice replies….”

(anonymous, from psychotherapy)


black on black

2001-2 · 9x27 · acrylic, oil on canvas

“Midway in our life’s journey I went astray, from the straight road and woke to find myself, alone in a dark wood.”

(Dante, Inferno)


text thru blue & yellow

1998 · 24x24 · acrylic, charcoal on canvas

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

(Jack London, aka John Griffith)


text thru red & green

2003/10 · 14x11 · acrylic, oil on canvas

“Everyone has talent/what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”

(Erica Jong)


text & circles

2003/9 · 28x24 · acrylic, graphite, on driftwood

“But what, ultimately, is a beginning? Can there exist, in principle, a proper beginning to any story at all? Isn’t there always, without exception, a latent beginning-before-the-beginning?”

(Amos Oz)


text thru black & white

2002/3 · 22x15 · watercolor, oil, on Arches watercolor, oil, on Arches

“What is it I’m looking for? I know it’s something I lost.”

(from the character Mary in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill)

“Art is a game between all people of all eras”

(M. Duchamp)