Recent Paintings/Marking Time In My Hometown
In this series I explore the experience of returning to my hometown through the motif of individual houses I see as I walk around the old neighborhoods on my visits home. All of these houses are old. Some are very grand, others very modest. Some are abandoned, being overtaken by vegatation, in various stages of disintegration into the ground; others are still inhabited and lovingly cared for and -- in their old age -- emit a special air of graciousness. This eclectic mix catalyzes strong memories, associations, and personal reflections. The houses have become metaphors for loss, longing, the ravages of time, and the surprising power of art to forge a visible reconnection of past and present experience.