Hung to Dry“Hung to Dry” is a modern day meta-painting and a trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye). A painting about paintings, it is a witty commentary on our views towards paintings upon a white, rectangular surface. Today a stack of canvas
is as accessible as a pack of white tees: cheap, essential, and hung up to dry. This painting is the first of the developing series that explores the relationship between metalwork and painting, two-dimensional to three-dimensional. Illusive.
Hang in ThereHang in There is another branch of meta-painting.
Depicted in this three-dimensional painting is a workman's jacket I used in the metalshop and a hat with the calligraphic Detroit 'D' to mark the locale. It’s almost as if you can feel the presence of that person. The 21st century artist must hang in there.
From Nine to Five“From Nine to Five” was a reaction to the striking color contrast at a site in Milwaukee Junction. A meta-painting and a trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye). In this I explored the
concept of space. Can a canvas extend down to the floor, as if you were there? Here is a transitional space, the staircase, or a fire escape. This is where the workers enter and leave from nine to five.