In this series, I started with the interest in capturing something in the walk of models as they move down the runway. I wanted to convey the idea that no stable image is by itself--nothing is out of context. You can see a previous moment, or some aspect of it, when you look at the current one.
With this painting, I've also moved further into the realm of abstraction. Part of this has to do with questioning the divide between abstract and representational art. Another part has to do with what emerges as I paint. I can explain intentions and I can explain things in retrospect. That's the best any of us can do when it comes to explaining. But there's what emerges in the moment.
Here are some questions to consider when viewing this painting:
To what extent is the figure part of the abstract activity?
In what ways do the abstractions work with the figure?
Where do you get a sense of movement in the painting? What seems to contribute to this?
This painting is too large to safely ship stretched. It will be rolled in a tube.
This is painted on a 60" x 40" canvas and the stretchers are 1" thick. When you get this painting, you will have to have a gallery, an artist, or a framing shop stretch it for you.