Time is Elastic

Date : October 19, 2018

I see that it has been a LONG time since I created any posts. My arrival in Sarasota in September 2015 threw me into a tumble dryer of emotions. Not the least because it was obvious that I had moved from the equivalent of the center of the galaxy to a distance as far as Andromeda. Different vibe. Different cultural focus.

My studio cost a fortune to move – I had been in 68 Jay Street in Dumbo [Brooklyn] for 15 years. It took my stellar assistant, Tim Buckley, from mid-August until April, 2016, just to pack the entirety of Studio 803 so that it would withstand being shipped by catapult. It also cost a fortune to pack.

That said, I am as happy as six-month old Jonathan. I don’t even mind that this is an 80-hour per week gig.

The Painter’s Secret Geometry: The Tower

Date : October 17, 2013
The Tower 3o18. 60 x 40 inches. Oil on Linen.

The Tower. 60 x 40 inches. Oil on Linen.

I believe my mentor, Jan Cox, turned me on to THE PAINTER’S SECRET GEOMETRY by Charles Bouleau in the 1970s when I showed him underlying geometries that I had found and drawn into my own work or if It is something I found after reading about the Golden Ratio. I don’t think it matters; what matters is what we can see under the surface.

While at the SMFA I did use underlying geometry as the entry into an artwork. What I have found is that working in that direction is not necessary and the analyses post facto show the same hidden beauties. I no longer start with such artifice. I pick up a piece of large will charcoal, make a rough sketch, and start painting.


The Tower ANGLES


The Tower ARCS



2013o_018_geometry.jpg The Tower with Geometric Substrate


Look for the Secret Geometry Posts again.