Last Summer, Brazen Bleu was temporarily installed in this living room.
Last summer this butterfly took temporary residence in this dining room.
Another in progress image from the current butterfly abstract.
I was thinking more about simplified patterns and looking for the patterns around me. I also seem to be drawn to reflections when considering patterns in nature. I found these simple patterned but not patterned grasses in the calm morning as the sun rose and unpredictable clouds floated across the sky.
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Layers of paint, layers of sight, layers of looking, layers of perceiving, layers of understanding, layers of paint.Orchid Phlux, 8" by 12", 2011
Isolating a particular element that is repeated throughout a specific place. That specific place was the region of Tuscany in Italy which I was able to visit for an artist residency in late summer 2011.
My alma mater, Asbury University (formerly Asbury College) has asked me to show my butterfly series, Patterns in Flight. The show will be on view from January 15 until March 25. The twelve-piece series is located in the Kenyon Room of the Morrison-Kenyon Student Center.
Perseverance. Rebirth. Vitality. Making new again
There are times when one looks back in time and remembers glimpses of what came before. Visually, one’s eyes are isolated to perceiving what is now, however through images, pieces of time can be superimposed. Time and animation are integral elements in my dynamic still life paintings. During their lives, butterflies are creatures that themselves undergo great change. They start as insects bound to the earth and transform into wonders of flight.
While in The Hague, Netherlands last autumn, I took a few hours to look into the Escher Museum (Escher in het Paleis or Escher in the Palace). In the past I have not regarded M.C. Escher too highly, consequently I was surprised at how much I enjoyed seeing the work. I discovered how the following things that fascinated Escher also interest me: cylindrical reflections, patterns, and objects transitioning or changing within an image.