New painting:18 x 24, acrylic on linen. Images and pours intersect as emblems of full and empty space. In this painting memories of places and their media images yield a mode of realization dictated through touch, whereas my physical presence in a particular place might inspire a more direct, even literal image. This re-enacts Chinese ideals that studio painting synthezes internal and external sensations, as a studio art. But whether in the landscape or observing it through projections and photographs, the idea is to move through painting, fusing image and gesture in the glances of passersby.
The experiential nature and time lapse compositions in Chinese scrolls make perfect sense to me. They inspire paintings of real and imagine spaces combining pours of color, wallpaper patterns and elements of places lived or traveled.