The paintings above are from the Amalgamation Project wherein I cut down and edit works from my own past and construct images using seemingly disparate and unrelated parts. When compiled, compared, contrasted, and constructed, each painting offers an amalgamation of the evidence of a lifetime spent painting and drawing. I extract the prints, drawings, paintings, watercolors, acrylics, or oils, from portfolios that I compiled as recently as the last few days, from portfolios stored and forgotten forty years ago, and from portfolios from every time in between. These bits and pieces never have a chance to speak as intimately as they do when I introduce them to one another within the context of a shared frame. The thin black lines that separates these elements represent more than a convenient separation but, rather, a leap across time, and now, the elements are in a permanent dialog.
The heavy black line that surrounds each painting is a frame which is an integral part of the work. The dimensions include the frame.