Red Pigment Paintings Series
2006-2011

Pigment on canvas
18” x 18” each (16 panels)

“With the Red Pigment Paintings I start off by layering dozens and dozens of layers of ivory black pigment onto the canvass and while still wet, let the wind or my breath deliver the particles of red pigment onto the wet ivory black, capturing it, freezing the moment of that movement as in a photographic process. I consider these paintings another record, albeit painterly, but possibly photographic of the motion of the wind or my breath on that particular moment offering to the viewer an image of two elements coming together: earth and wind.”

 
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