Napkin Series | Serviettes | מפיות
Gouache and various point media, 20 x 20 cm on paper
As I hinted in the Home Page, I am attracted to both the ornament and the kind of conventional “prettiness” which is accessible to most viewers — and to expressive work with deep, dark secrets. For the past 3 years, I have been working on ways to engage the two together. Often, the outward subject is simple and easy to live with, like a bowl of fruit. But none of us are really that simple and live easily with ourselves… And heck! Painting my wild undertones, is a lot cheeper than psychotherapy! Anyway – I just enjoy painting these spontaneous squares.
A second goal has evolved during the process; exploring the border zone between drawing and painting. So far, I have used point medias to create a delightful chaos on the page, and more serene, brush applied gouache in ornamental patterns. Layer upon layer. I plan to pursue this further.
Similar goals, larger formats.