Painting Three In volutpat
  HaikuArt Series
What occurred "out of Nothingness" was this "haiku series" of paintings defining a space, creating a mood and resulting in simple beauty with a finity of elements (three).

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Painting One In volutpat
Re-Visions Exhibit
May 24-June 21 2011

Walter Wickiser Gallery
Chelsea, NY NY

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Isn't it the quest of every mature artist to create an image or images never seen before? Something with his stamp and his stamp only, with not a hint of imitation - overt or covert - conscious or unconscious. The Abstract period represented that quest. What occurred "out of Nothingness" was this "haiku series" of paintings defining a space, creating a mood and resulting in simple beauty with a finity of elements (three). Thus, "haiku art" was born. Like the poetry, these paintings are defined by their simplicity, their economy of expression, their mood and their very existence depending on a delicate balance - a harmony of floating elements. It is as if each painting delivers a sense of peace, joy, harmony and beauty from its mystical essence.

Works on Paper

After many years of painting only on canvas, I was drawn to paper when I fell in love with Ungeishi and Ogurashi and other papers from Shikoku Island, Japan. Both Ungeishi and Ogurashi are made from natural fibers of the Japanese mulberry bush. The exceptionally long fibers - eight times the length of cotton - are interwoven for durability and strength. The "bast" fibers are wood free and acid free providing longevity. The Japanese claim these papers will last thousands of years and governments throughout the world use these Kozo papers for documentation durability. Dyes used with these papers are all natural and resist yellowing or other discoloration. Ungeishi literally means "artistic paper of clouds."