…an archaic visual metaphor as my personal vision

Here’s my thesis: The primitive tilting-up of the ground plane forces an artificial “space-stacking” that is very different from vanishing-point perspective. It allows for surface arrangements of shapes that have intuitive correspondences.

Most of my art journey has not been about developing a style as such but chasing an ideal. The ideal has been slippery, so I have explored different techniques and solutions. Rendering realism has not been a goal since early in my art journey. But the space-stacking arrangement threads through my most serious work.

“Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.” “The truth is too simple: one must always get there by a complicated route.”

* Both quotes are from the writings of author George Sand.

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This painting sold at an Iowa gallery (pictured) in 2017 soon after we moved to Iowa City, IA: acrylic on hardboard, 30″ x 40″.