In 2005, New York Times art critic William Zimmer wrote of my paintings: “The power of trompe l’oeil is that it presents its ephemera as lasting for eternity, while blackboards are erased leaving palimpsests. They can hold any kind of content even the absurd kind, as they implicitly state that they are records of the transient nature of thought and ideas.”
Since 1985, the Blackboard paintings have been the predominant form of my art. They represent the tracings of a life’s journey forged from impressions, imagination, relationships, education, dreams, music, language, and various experiences of realities. My blackboards capture both the permanence of the image and the ephemeral nature of the performance.
In my work, I invite the viewer to enter an environment of palimpsests: ghosts of gestures, the residue of images and words linking thoughts and concepts. These blackboards ask the viewer to question both the concept of time, and the nature of reality itself.