G E S T U R A L A B S T R A C T I O N
Gestures of the Earth (series: 1980- present) Textural paintings created from earth and traditional painting mediums. The light reflectivity of these works varies over the surface of the painting: the earthen, textured areas absorb more light than the glazed canvas areas. The color of these works is informed by the tones of the earth used in the painting. The earth is often applied heavily, rising above the level of the primed canvas. The physical landscapes where the earth was collected impart their particular character to each painting. Selections from this series shown below.