Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, juxtaposed with Ida B. Wells, a journalist who documented lynching in the U.S. and was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.
This is the first panel of a three-panel image called Faces. I am appalled by the negative, militia-fueled reaction to the BLM movement. It strikes me as a medieval response; in fact, I saw faces that could have come directly from paintings by Bruegel and Bosch. In order to organize the faces, I used a… Continue reading Faces of Fear, a.k.a. Intolerance
SoLA Contemporary Gallery in Los Angeles, 2021 From the invitation: “The Art of Infrastructure exhibited the work of six artists, over three years of on-site art making, documenting the construction of a marvel of modern bridge technology in the Long Beach Port of Los Angeles, the new Gerald Desmond Bridge.”
Excerpts from my Journal: Part 3. I love the belly of the bridge as much as the top. From the time we painted in the parking lot at Connolly Pacific to now, it reminds me of Brueghel’s Tower of Babel. There are staircases that climb up the sides of the bridge pillars, made of metal tubing and… Continue reading Under the Bridge
During the Coronavirus, 2020. Oil on canvas. 48 x 72 inches. Unlike the other paintings in this harbor series, “Memories, Dreams, and Reflections” focuses on emotion and ignores the actual perspective and construction of the bridge. I wanted to paint a night scene, so William and I drove to the harbor to refresh my memory… Continue reading Memories, Dreams, and Reflections