Seeing Red

sampleI’m very excited about a new series in the studio based on the fiery color Red. The range and passion of the color inspires imagery and iconography alternating from the cheerful to the sinister. Viewer reactions to the new paintings vary from discomfort to absolute delight. This exciting color is associated with danger, love, power, heat, passion, joy, celebration and ceremony…the list goes on.

The new work focuses on the human relationship with the color. Slivers of thick yellow, blue and white slice into the rich crimson landscape. Treated gold leaf shimmers and then breaks down, decay evoking time and age. The work is passionate yet controlled and architectural. I’m crazy about that kind of juxtaposition. More of the Red series is on the drawing board and I’m excited about the new pieces. See all the new work in the Abstract gallery.