Welcome to the I-Candy series. Saturated with sweetness, layered with goopy additives, designed to attract and leave you with wanting more. When I started to work on this series of paintings they seemed so far out in left field from my other works that I took on a persona “Candy” to dive head first into the sugar coated unknown.
Candy loves bright and happy things, filled with excitement and play. Like a game board the paintings guide the eye along the checker-board surface, with many unexpected turns and encounters. The building blocks are predominately 4 sided shapes held together like a precarious house of cards.
They could remain abstract to the viewer or be used like a Rorschach test to find hidden meaning. Candy may need a little psychological help, but for now she is having way too much fun playing with the sweetness of luscious color.
In retrospect, these works have a visual relationship with my Frosting Art Series from decades past. It is reassuring that pieces from an earlier series can speak to something so current in my Artistic Portfolio. Enjoy.