Etched transfer painting with oil
18 x 24 inches
Right: Havana Blue,
Blue Rumba, 2001
Glass transfer painting
44 x 46 inches
Right: Now is the Time,
in Brown, 2001
Right: Out There,
WORKS ON JAZZ BY
For years now, in
clubs, I have been sketching Jazz musicians performing, and I fill sketchbooks
with gesture drawings of these artists making Jazz. Using these drawings
as a starting place, I abstract from them, often employing a multi-point
perspective and/or perspectives from different moments to give visual
expression to the movement and connectedness of the music.
Jazz is America's
most important contribution to international culture, and it is my hope
that my work contributes in some way to the appreciation of Jazz.
I am interested in
music of all cultures, and in the human figure moving through music in
dance. It is my intention in my artwork to create a figurative, sensual,
and visual art form.