Theater of Memory Series
Oil on linen
30" x 24" x 1.5" unframed
In a more mythic place, a figure stands unclothed in a darkening forest in Indigo Night.
Alone in thought, layers of indigo and true ultramarine create a dream world. I often buy tubes of genuine lapis lazuli from the London color maker Michael Harding. Lapis lazuli is true ultramarine ground into a crystalline powder and mixed with linseed oil on a stone mill. It is the color blue found in Renaissance skies. Transparent layers of this lapis mark many of my paintings. Sourced in Afghanistan, lapis lazuli reflects the historical tides of trade, conquest, and conflict that ebb and flow across the globe.