POST-HALLOWEEN   30" x 30”   October 31, 2013   

 

The geometry of stripes here became more complex, where thin stripes alternated with fatter ones. Here I was inspired by  the "almost-black" color fields of Reinhardt that revealed color and shape upon gazing, much like going into a dark room after being in sunlight. At first you are blind as you enter darkness, then the eyes adjust and things are progressively revealed.

 

The thin stripes varied the intensity of red—this red leaning toward orange—while the thick stripes were composed of a brush-stroke-filled black with hints of scarlet. I thought of a city asleep after a Halloween celebration of bright costumes, when dark descends and a few colors remain—much like witnessing cinders at the end of a disintegrating fire.