Broken Verse


My new work is a mystery to me. In my earlier work I often experimented with symbols and language, but the recent “Broken Verse” paintings signal a new direction: in the past, language was often an element in my work, but in the “Broken Verse” paintings, language is front and center.

While painting “Broken Verse”, letters begin to speak to me. My eyes move around the painting, catching a glimpse of a word here and a phrase there. As my eyes grab groups of letters, I hear sounds and ideas begin to form. Groups of letters become thoughts, notes, feelings, memories and pictures. My eyes keep moving around because the painting is full of voices with many stories to tell.