"Falling Apart, Coming Together : Portrait Arrays"
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Each portrait is 20"X16", oil on canvas.
"Portrait Array 1"
"Portrait Array 2"
"Portrait Array 3"
" Who are you? Who am I?
Who do you see when you look at me?
Who do I see when I look at you?

Life is messy, unpredictable - full of tragedies and miracles.
In my portrait painting, I try to pull out and expose
my vulnerabilities and weaknesses,
as well as my strengths and facility.
Something more beautiful and real happens in that approach.

And there is an embrace of materiality, in order to transcend it. Meaning becomes
meaningless. The only thing is to be conscious of the moment, allowing the paint and
canvas to have the final word.

Formalism brought us to 'the Moment' when the painting becomes
simply, but transcendentally an object only. A 'thing' sharing the space with us. No point
in going back now. It would be like saying, 'Well, we made it to the Moon! But, let's just
head on back to planet Earth, now'. So, in the spirit of conceptual playfulness, I make
'things' that look like paintings."
"Portrait Array 4"