ABOUT A DAY IN THE LIFE
“A Day in the Life…” is a series of work in which I am looking at the light of the day as
methophor for the life of an average human being. As one day is part of the eternal cycle
of night and day, there are many options for determining the quality light with each passing
“A Day in the Life…” is a series that is based on the observation of light.
In the high mountain desert of New Mexico, where I live, the sun rises in the morning
above the mountains; often the sky is as colorful as the sunset, only softer; orange,
glorious gold, pinks, even red. Later, the sun is so bright the color is washed from the
landscape, or a storm is threatening on the horizon and the colors are dark and rich. The
afternoon is flooded with beautiful low intensity colors; lavender and enumerable grays.
The sunsets, which can be beyond belief, are gold, maroon, and violet, dazzling silver
and emerald fawn. Day changes into night; blue, violet, purple or deep greens.
It is a personal interpretation of the eternal cycle of night and day.
The compositions are created based on chaos theory; they are square grids that are
randomly broken with the diagonal line, creating squares, triangles and some unexpected
shapes. Each piece has its own dynamic force; action, movement or process. Each is
unique in composition and color response. Each is true to the moment, new as never seen
in exactly this way, neither forced nor contrived.
The compositions are grids based on the square randomly broken with the diagonal line…
These works can be seen as pages of a diary or
personal journal, and like poetry such as haiku, one idea dissolves into another, and the
series of work becomes a sequence of new images; like each new day, forever changing.
Each piece takes time to create and they also require time to be seen; as in the Heisenberg
Principle; a theory in science, which asserts the act of observing alters the reality
being observed. The finished work is not preconceived and must be interpreted into paint
and made visible before any judgment can be made. The judgment would include how
close I was able to capture a specific ’time of light’ and therefore becomes a shared experience of
what it is to be human.
The pieces could be seen as pages of a diary…a sequence of new images…