Color

Orange and blue
Red and green-gold
Light in purple wells
The festival of counterparts
Dance with a universal beat.

Festival of Colors, 1979 Tempra on cardboard, 11 x 14

Festival of Colors

I love color - I really do. When working with color I try to make my colors not only compatible or complimentary but to "sing together.

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One small box
Filled with dry and dull colors
Who will be the one to use you?
One will try and
Only chaos and inharmony
  will result
Another will produce a symphony
With shades of joy - of pathos
And insufferable beauty
Shall I close the box and hide it?
Holding its beauty undefiled
Locked in its small space
Struggling for freedom
Or shall I give it
  to the one who understands?

Small Box of Colors, 1975 Felt tip pen on paper, 5" x 8"

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Green Paper holes
To pass thru
Where waste wants not
Shadows change against the true
Pasted like posters
Plentiful and pure.

Green Paper Holes, 1978 Collage and Tempra, 13" x 20"

Mermaids Packed for Shipping

On the wings of the wind
The South Sind
I seek
among the bright stars.
I find
a tree, a bird, a leaf
a river, a rock, a frog
Still seek
The unopened door.

Mermaids Packed for Shipping, 1978 Felt pen on paper, 14" x 17"

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I'd like to drive a truck through the night
Green taffeta leaves flare from the bush
While beacon #3 dots a message in an unknown tongue
And civilization is alive at two.

Oak Trees in Bloom, 1955 Watercolor & Tempra, 12" x 18"

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The dark circle moves
convergining lines of blue
Lead thru it
to the yellow speck
Infinitely far

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