The Abstracted Figure

Shadows are grey, right? Wrong!


Shadows are blue, violet, turquoise. Shadows have auras. Turquoise shadows have yellow auras, violet shadows have blue auras. To look at a shadow, really look at a shadow, is to go on a trip.


And what of those other shadows? The distorted ones that we trail around behind us and try to shake off in confessionals and therapy sessions, the ones that always get in our way of truly clear perception? What of them? It was with these thoughts that I embarked on my series of shadow paintings – the shadow as an abstracted figure.