Drawn during a cold spell (it didn’t get over freezing for several weeks). I draw these pastel abstractions laying flat on a table, and work without declaring a top or bottom until very near the end of the process, when I shift the canvas to an easel for the final touches.
This piece was painted on Martin Luther King Day, I can’t remember the year… I think 2009… a wonderful party, great cooking, lots of amazing musicians… and me painting… this…. a memorable evening. Thanks to everyone who was there. And to MLK= thanks most especially to you.
This piece is signed on the back four times, with all four sides being up. It would be cool to be mount the paintings on a very slowly rotating matrix, such that every time it was seen a different view was up. Hmm.
The coolest thing about making art (!?) is the way it can contain an entire place and time when it is brought out after years of awayness. I can remember this day perfectly. The light blue shape on the lower right is a yucca plant in full bloom. Yuccas shoot up their fruit so fast. I love those yuccas.