Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
The Calculation is part of the Elemental Series. Painted for a month long Museum of Arts show. These paintings have been selling and there are only a few left from the series. For this painting, I steered away from my typical abstract style and went into a sort of cubism, still in style with reflective abstract as the concept, yet much more controlled with the composition. I knew the title of this painting well before it's completion. The color choice and pattern were very premeditated. "The Calculation", was a calculated painting. =-)
I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.