1985 Experimentation

Presentation is an ongoing concern. Stretched canvas is traditional. Paper is nice, but needs framing (expensive). So I made a few paintings on that heavy rag paper that I stapled to these primitive crossed wood frames, tied together with string, and extended the painting onto the frame.

I was quite pleased until I went to an opening of a Jean Michel Basquiat show and saw that he had several paintings presented in much the same way. Good ideas tend to arise like weather. I was flattered that my thoughts were in line with his, but I had to stop doing that immediately.

Certain forms that become a kind of language repeat over time...ladder, cone, pitcher, stripe, egg, tangled lines.

Pilot Smelling Grass (48 x 48 inches)

Falling In Time (40 x 48 inches)