“In the last two years I have been taking stock of previous work, reconstituting older paintings, intaglio prints and the accompanying plates, drawings, photocopies and hand painted papers. These are constructions. They are intentionally artificial, distilled, busy and full of movement. One way to look at these is with a formalist aesthetic. My intention is that these works celebrate paint, surface, light color and pattern. Another more important insight, is that these works elicit memory, longing, mystery, disorientation, simultaneously affirming and denying logic, perspective and order.
Nature is my muse. Rocks, water, weather, sky, soil, the Wissahickon, the Hudson Valley, explorations to Oregon and California are my inspiration.” MW