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YOU AND ME, an abstract calligraphy ink painting
gifted to Lake Eustis Museum of Art with reverence to
Dr. Blumenthal and his lecture/workshop
"How To Look At Art!"

YOU AND ME...
2 panels, 30" x 22" each
Sumi ink and acrylic on watercolor paper

Upon occasion I write a few words about the creation process of a particular work. Though a story wasn't clear prior to painting You and Me…an abstract calligraphy ink painting - within minutes of its creation, it was visible - short, sweet and miles deep.

The bottom piece was painted first, then the circle. I intended the circle to be centered on the paper and with one exhale breath and a slow swoosh of ink - the circle emerged, off-center. My heart sank…then immediately pulsed with happy as I saw how the off-centered circle balanced the bottom ink mark and the overall composition of the two pieces together. A reminder about the Zen of intention!

About the title You and Me…the two paintings together mirror my passion and reverence for the beautiful and harmonious coupling of odd pairings. As in my life, as in my art!

2013

YOU AND ME, an abstract calligraphy ink painting
gifted to Lake Eustis Museum of Art with reverence to
Dr. Blumenthal and his lecture/workshop
"How To Look At Art!"

YOU AND ME...
2 panels, 30" x 22" each
Sumi ink and acrylic on watercolor paper

Upon occasion I write a few words about the creation process of a particular work. Though a story wasn't clear prior to painting You and Me…an abstract calligraphy ink painting - within minutes of its creation, it was visible - short, sweet and miles deep.

The bottom piece was painted first, then the circle. I intended the circle to be centered on the paper and with one exhale breath and a slow swoosh of ink - the circle emerged, off-center. My heart sank…then immediately pulsed with happy as I saw how the off-centered circle balanced the bottom ink mark and the overall composition of the two pieces together. A reminder about the Zen of intention!

About the title You and Me…the two paintings together mirror my passion and reverence for the beautiful and harmonious coupling of odd pairings. As in my life, as in my art!

2013