A New Kind of Realism
These paintings may cross over into sculpture in that they are not pictures of things but the things themselves.
"My Studio Door, View 2" (info above) When I was a student at MassArt (Massachusetts College of Art and Design), Barnet Rubenstein was selected from the esteemed faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to critique my senior thesis presentation. I had never met him before, and the first thing he said to me after looking over my entire semester's work was "You are a workaholic. But that is not a bad thing." When my friend, Jay Wu, saw this piece last summer, he laughed when he saw the two sides ("Open"/"Closed") and said he thought it was going to say "Open" on BOTH sides! I agreed that that was a much better idea, and that is how a shop sign from Bear River, NS (which had inspired the earlier version of this piece) morphed into my studio door sign.