“Clarity and Purchase”
There is a body of my work that a friend calls “mythic figurative.” I’ve always liked that moniker. It seems right. This body of my work is not central but runs almost constantly in the background in my sketches. I don’t sketch everyday, but nearly so. And then, every so often, I do a bunch of paintings inspired by these explorations.
Recently my sketches look like I am thinking a lot about the relationship between charity and profit or the difference between charity and purchase. Here are a bunch of photographs of my sketch book done in late July early August during my trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. When I return to Seattle I intend to explore these ideas in paint.