Origin Of Species
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This is a print made by Daylighted of a rather large diptych which is an oil on canvas. The original pair hung on the wall at the San Francisco Design Center for a show to celebrate the collection of noted Bay area art collector DeRosa and the opening of his sculpture garden. The painting was made in my studio, then in the central district of San Francisco in the space behind a commercial laundry. This is the culmination of my simplexity series, which explored self-organizing abstraction. There is a time-lapse video of the making of this painting up under the name "2 years B4 the Easel" at youtube (https://youtu.be/Hdm0hHxuz2Y).
I am a native of California, returning to reside here in 1999 after careers in the military, theater, historic building restoration and writing. I have been dedicated to painting since 1992. In over 20 years I have taught myself to paint by studying great works from around the world that exemplify the styles and techniques of every age, by reading artists' first-hand accounts of their own experience and processes and by going to the easel each day to develop the ...