MNEMOSYNE 2004-2009

Mnemosyne refers to the goddess of memory in Greek mythology. While there is nothing narrative about the work itself, the title is a comment on the artist’s position as a painter: painting has to refer to itself; to its own history...past and present are recalled in order to move minimalism forward. The viewer, it is hoped, receives the work with the heart then of course, the mind. "We only remember what we have forgotten," says Plato...and our artistic mind is made up of a mosaic of thoughts and images collected over the years, which can then be forgotten or put aside to reach the emptiness from which new work can manifest itself. (Click on painting for larger image.)

Borealis

Borealis

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 72 x 64 inches, collection AIG insurance, NYC

From Here On

From Here On

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 72 x 64 inches, private collection Scottsdale

Borealis VII

Borealis VII

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 40 x 37 inches

Amnesia II

Amnesia II

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 78 x 69 inches, private collection NYC

Borealis VIII

Borealis VIII

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 52 x 46 inches, private collection Dubai

Borealis V

Borealis V

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 40 x 37 inches

Amnesia I

Amnesia I

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 79 x 69 inches, private collection Scottsdale

Breath II

Breath II

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 42 x 56 inches, private collection Honk Kong

Fall

Fall

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 60 x 50 inches

Installation 2007

Installation 2007

Yellow

Yellow

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 26 x 23, private collection Houston

Mnemosyne I

Mnemosyne I

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 72 x 64 inches

Mnemosyne II

Mnemosyne II

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 72 x 64, private collection NYC

Installation 2008

Installation 2008

Kanaal

Kanaal

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel, 67 x 59 inches, private collection Dallas

Awareness

Awareness

encaustic and mineral pigments on birch panel 52 x 46 inches, collection of the Regent Bal Harbor