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This is a class of my art I call concatenation. This began with a figure drawn diagonally on a small board, then was mounted to a larger board and the image partially extended. I took the shipping crate from a painting I received from a friend in Chicago who had traded a painting of his for one of my earlier figures. I mounted the panels into the box after painting and combined the figure with an African one from a broken comb I found at a flea market in Oakland. I finished this off with a leather wristband my wife found in the pocket of a pair of vintage jeans she was trying on. The title is simply a play between love and evolution since the comb is from the cradle of humankind.
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 ...