Wednesday, January 4, 2017
In 1987 the world was an anxious place for me. I was only 35 at the time, and working through many personal issues as well as dealing with the larger concerns of my world. At that time we had been living on the Zuni Indian Reservation for four years(we stayed for eight), and was I becoming familiar with their customs of masked dancers: a figure inside a figure, something that I was completely fascinated with(and still am). When I look at this painting now, 30 years later, I see a love of the painted surface, and a struggle to define a complex personal view through a single figure.
* Woman with Yellow Arms is going to be included an exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art called "Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art"(Feb 25-July 9, 2017).