Over ten years ago, amidst painting representational for a decade, I sketched lines that would begin at any edge of the page, change direction, and overlap many times in different directions, in a non-conflicting way. By creating areas of different shapes and sizes, it was intriguing no matter how many times I did this exercise that the outcome would be dissimilar, yet all rather organized.
This spontaneous method, without specific preparation, like an improvisation as musicians do, created abstract paintings that have a constructive, intricate and imaginative look. Other examples are “Composition Textured”, “Dream-Island-Habitat”, and “Summer Morning”. In the process of shaping and painting, sometimes something tangible arises, as in “Impromptu” a figure sitting, making music, became visible.
Oil on canvas / 81.2 x 71.1 cm / 1999