Arch and Point, hand dyed wool on linen, 12 x 10 in.
This new piece combines my shape series with volume; (you can see examples here). When I did the first pencil sketch for this work I was planning on two flat shapes, but when I added color the funny pointed shape became rounded. I hadn't been thinking of Philip Guston when I first did the sketch, but I sure did right afterwards:
Of course my work is a good deal more lighthearted, with none of the violent undertones of Guston's hooded figures. These are simply shapes, and any narrative allusions are very faint, such as the conversation between the curve and the point, the classicist and the bulging free spirit.
Arch and Point, detail