Revisiting and expanding on the 2005 Dreamers Series. The figures’ transparent bodies are drawn with charcoal, so all layers remain visible. This recent series captures well the synthesis that I intended, of the mediums, themes and images that have pervaded my lifetime of artmaking
Suspended in a dream state, the figures in the Dreamers series from 2005 as well as the figures in the revisited Dreamers Series of 2016-17, are in various stages of cocooning and unwrapping. This image feels nautical and luminescent.
The figure's and the cocoons transparent bodies are drawn with charcoal and with oil pastels, so all layers become visible. I see the cocoons here like wire figures of neon light.
This is a canvas scroll of biomorphic dreamer figures in a continuous procession.
Based on Charles Illgen’s photographs documenting our performance piece.
The Bodyscapes Series evolved from the last Dreamers paintings, similar in that they are figurative but more organically abstracted, biomorphic. They also appear to be continents on a global map.
This piece is a culmination of the Dreamers Series of 2005 revisited in 2015-17 and a synthesis with the Unveiling Series of 2009 continuing the imagery of suspended and transparent figures umwrapping.
This image appeared before my eyes as I was working the background and I brought it out whole.
Combination of Unexpected Performance Piece and Bodyscapes.