Passage Series

Each of these dual images began with a collage of fragments, some drawn from nature, some photographed, some improvised, in a continuing dialogue by which the work is discovered in the course of making it. Every paint decision on both sides was made according to the simultaneous capacity of forms and colors to describe the familiar, but also to cohere in a pattern that allows the viewer to experience the two sides as one. The rationale for choosing the diptych format was straightforward: it presented interesting compositional challenges and opened novel possibilities for the contrast of motifs. Passage series paintings are roughly 60″ x 60″, and the potential collector can look in the “Passage Studies and Drawings” section for smaller studies.