DISPARATE FOUNDATIONS II
Oil and Wax, 20 x 16 inches
Diptych (2 of 2)
The “Disparate Foundations” series of paintings explores the inclusion of incongruous forms/shapes serving as compositional elements. Though these elements are contextually related, their rendered form and shape (geometric, unnatural, foreign) and their visually unrelated incorporation introduces a degree of abstraction and visual tension (between natural and unnatural elements) to these paintings.
“The artist should have a powerful will. He should be powerfully possessed by one idea. He should be intoxicated with the idea of the thing he wants to express. If his will is not strong, he will see all kinds of unessential things. A picture should be the expression of the will of the painter.” – Robert Henri (1865-1929)