Max Ernst: Levity and Gravity in His Paintings, 1942-48

Is not everything full of significance, symmetry, allusion and strange relations? Might God not manifest Himself in mathematics as well as in every other science?…Novalis Max Ernst immigrated to America in 1941 as a refugee from the war in Europe. Having had his life and art disrupted by imprisonment in concentration camps in Vichy France,… Continue reading Max Ernst: Levity and Gravity in His Paintings, 1942-48

Dimensions

I am attempting to address the notion of dimension in this work. As we all know, painting is generally considered two-dimensional. Within those two dimensions- height and width, certain conventions have existed in European art that have been used to imply three-dimensional space : perspective, placement of objects high or low on the picture plane, the… Continue reading Dimensions

DOORS

For the past few years I’ve been making paintings based on façades of local buildings, most of which have been abandoned and are in various states of decay or decrepitude. My approach to materials is an effort to describe this state, and the majority of the paintings have a pronounced third dimension. I do not… Continue reading DOORS

Restoration of the Ceiling and Three Sculptures in the Mairie of Mussy-sur-Seine

I was asked in December 2019 if I would restore three sculptures as well as the ceiling in the former chapel of the Bishop of Langres. The Château de l’Eveque de Langres was begun around 1770, and construction was stopped some time in 1789 when the French Revolution gained enough momentum for the citizens to… Continue reading Restoration of the Ceiling and Three Sculptures in the Mairie of Mussy-sur-Seine