I am returning to the basics of color, composition, form, and brushstrokes. I like giving my new works breathing space. I emphasize the brushwork and allow the brushstrokes to form the shapes — at times becoming one, like the blood and bones of Chinese calligraphic strokes. I am pushing the boundaries of traditional compositions, and exploring color even more fully.
Like Merce Cunningham, for whom dance was falling and recovery, I push myself off-balance, so that I can recover in unfamiliar ways to create interesting compositions. Philip Guston once said:
I want to end with something that will baffle me for some time.
I want my new work to baffle me.