I’ve rearranged my museum, and put all the work that was in my 2011 exhibition at Koplin Del Rio Gallery into one collection, bearing the title of that show, In Transit. It is now possible to view that exhibit in its entirety, with the exception of the title piece, In Transit, a 7 × 12 foot piece that remains unfinished.
Painted following the September death of my biological father, Above An Irish Sea was a calculated response that was a bit naive on my part. I imagined that floating him free of the earth might resolve the issues that surround that long ago divorce of my parents and the 32 year absence of this man from my life. That didn’t work, of course, but the attempt resulted in a beautiful painting.
Bocaccio’s Decameron and Botticelli’s Nastagio degli Onesti series served as the source material for this 46 × 54 inch canvas. Images of the stages of painting will be posted as they are completed. Deadline is August 20th. Paint ’til you drop, Fool!