Untitled (Dark Red, Light Blue), egg tempera on parchment, 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.
After doing four geometric paintings, I was ready to work on one in my organic, cloth, series. I have great doubts about this series, about the quality or even the meaning of it, but then I sit down and begin to work and I become very engaged in the process. I enjoy the making of curved surfaces, the illusion of form wrapping, curling, arching, the light flowing around and across. It feels far from geometry making a form like this; there is a sensuousness to it, like caressing a body. The geometric solids of my machine paintings are enticing in a different way, so I imagine I will continue with both aspects of my work.