working in series
Anyone who has worked with me knows how strongly I feel about artists working in series. For me, an advanced artist is one who works deeply rather than broadly. I feel an artist’s best work usually happens when they work in a series, limiting their focus for a period of time. That focus allows ideas to come to their full expression. Earlier this year I started a series after visiting Wichita, Kansas. In a previous post, I wrote about this work: a movement toward strong shape, an exploration of exposed areas of my paintings, and a movement toward the extremes of value. In my two recent trips to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (our soon-to-be home), influences of adobe, Mexican architecture, abandoned construction, and the rugged terrain merged into this work…the series evolves.
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