Aside from the paintings and the occasional added panel construction, it’s exciting to see the next big step as represented by Romancing Banality, the entire environment for the paintings, the installation and multimedia components, the engagement with a variety of senses.  

 

It makes me realize that unless you’re standing in detritus, wading through garbage, then you’re not really seeing the work in its best light so to speak. You’re seeing it conventionally, passively, studying its collage aspects or its portraiture, its muscular effort to grasp the ineffable – but not engaging it on its own terms, not quite stepping into the world that the paintings create, the folk imagination, the oral tradition of tricksters.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

Romancing Banality - Seattle, Dec 2013