This work is a series of images I put together a couple of years after a stay in Bali. Once again, the problem has to do with depth. Each image is carefully arranged and staged, resulting in a static and formal looking composition. There is no dynamic or energizing arrangement of each element, though each area is well painted. I have had luck cutting paintings into smaller, more engaging arenas. this one might require surgery!
About the artist:
I am a fine artist with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (1988) I have shown professionally since 1985 all over the US and Europe. I have worked with galleries and museums in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, and Verona, IT, to mention only a few. My work is represented in the permanent museum collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, The Di Rosa Foundation, The Boise Museum of Art, The Yale School of Fine Art Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of Art, The Byblos Art Hotel, The High Museum, and many others. I have received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Artists Grant, the Pollack-Krasner Artists Grant, an Elizabeth Foundation Artists Grant, a Golden Foundation Artists Grant, and others. I live and work in Athens, GA with my wife, artist Didi Dunphy and my cat, Mr. Darcy.