this work dates back to my first efforts at color after 30 years. inspired by the matisse cut-out exhibit at m.o.m.a. (one of the most joyous, generous and soulful exhibits ever), i was driven to reengage with the formal dynamics and emotional content of color. the process, at times, was a lot like painting with a pretty heavy build-up of layers as the fields, shapes, composition morphed toward some kind of balance and totality.

(collages 2014-2016 • all mounted on 8.5 x 11" graph paper)

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