I could describe my watercolors as formal/narrative, post-Klee, introspective abstract inventions. This one is based on repetition rather than form, so it might be a little more conceptual than usual, but what makes it interesting now are some recent thoughts about how large arrangements are built up from smaller units. Normally the less character the basic unit has, the more abstract we feel the result, but I want mine to have some
animation. The strokes walk in from stage left and fall diagonally. In another piece—a spiral spinning off shapes—the units have more variety. I like that the center
is pale and the surrounding forms more saturated, especially the receding triangle at the left, one of the best little agglomerations I’ve done. As it happens, both of these pictures are up at auction in about ten days. A click gives a good view.