Needing work that matched the intensity of feeling after my father's death, I turned to very small paintings with mixed materials; I thought of the devotional, of Mediaeval altars and reliquaries, but also the school child's plaster and papier mache topgraphical maps and their lessons of spatial awareness and organization. Metallics and other materials such as sand, marble dust and mica signified the elemental, while candy wrappers and glitter, with their rich shiny ephemeralness stood for absurdity and transience. My work vacillated between a kind of urgent motion suspended in a viscous opaque field, and a barely coalescing shimmer of thingness, a kind of gleam of hope in a dark ground.

They went untitled until the Pandemic, when I began to see them not only as depictions of teeming space at the atomic scale, or galaxies in space, but falling stars in a world of constant building and undoing.

1.5.22
2022
oil, cold wax, foil on panel
Falling Bodies 12.15.21
2021
oil, mica, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 8
Falling Bodies 11.14.21
2021
oil, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 6
Falling Bodies 12.18.21
2021
oil, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 8
Falling Bodies 12.6.21
2021
oil, glitter, cold wax on panel
5 x 7
Falling Bodies 12.26.21
2021
oil, foil and cold wax on panel
6 x 8
Falling Bodies 10.24 21
2021
oil, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 8
Falling Bodies 5.8.21
2021
oil, mica, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 8
3.13.22
2022
foil, oil, cold wax on panel
6 x 8
Falling Bodies 10.15.21
2021
oil, foil, mica, cold wax on panel
6 x 8
Mercurial 3.21
2021
oil, foil, cold wax on panel
7 x 8
Falling Bodies 4.4.21
2021
oil, cold wax, glitter on panel
8 x 8


Falling Bodies 4.5.21
2021
oil, cold wax, glitter, mica, plastic on panel
8 x 8

private collection

Falling Bodies 3.30.21
2021
oil, cold wax, foil, glitter, wire
7 x 6.5 x 3

private collection

Falling Bodies 4.25.21
2021
oil, cold wax. foil, glitter, wire
6.75 x 7.5 x 2

private collection

Falling Bodies 4.30.21
2021
oil, foil, cold wax, beads, ink, glitter, wire on panel
14 x 13 x3
detail
detail
detail
detail
detail
Falling Bodies 4.23.21
2021
oil, cold wax, glitter on panel
12 x 12
Falling Body 5.3.21
2021
oil, cold wax, foil, glitter on panel
6 x 6
Falling Bodies 4.21
2021
oil, foil, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 6
Mercurial 1.21
2015-2021
oil, cold wax, foil, beads
8 x 8

private collection

Falling Bodies 5.11.21
2021
oil, foil, glitter, cold wax on panel
6 x 6
Fallling Bodies 7.16.21
2021
oil, foil, glitter, marble dust, cold wax on panel
6 x 6
Molecules
2016
oil, copper foil, wire, beads on panel
9 x 8 x 6

private collection

Molecules (left), Small String Theories (right)
,
Molecules, (left),
Little Blue Clouds (right)
Prayer
2021
oil, foil, cold wax on wood and panel
6 x 9.5
Memorial Day
2018-2020
oil, foil, glitter, cold wax on panels
13 x 8

private collection

Falling Bodies 3.21
2021
oil, foil, glitter, cold wax, on panel
8.75 x 6.5
Falling Bodies 1.21
2021
oil, foil, metal, bead on wood and panel
6.75 x 5
Small String Theories
2016
oil, foil, sequins, wire and bead on panel
8 x 10 x .5
private collection
Untitled
2020
oil, foil, cold wax
12 x 12
Little Blue Clouds
2016
oil and candy wrappers on panel
8 x 8
private collection
Little Night Sky Feeling
2018-2021
oil, acrylic, foil, glitter, wire, beads on panel and wood
5 x 7 x 2
Disintegration Particles
2016
oil and mixed media on panel
12 x 12
Motes
2016
oil and foil on panel
12 x 12
private collection