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Catena Series

The Catena Series began in August 2020. The Series traverses a wide territory with the common denominator being a landscape horizon that is sometimes obvious or at times buried in the surface of the image. The Series was started in August of 2020 when I re-imagined an 8’x12’ painting from 2012 that was comprised of eight 48”x36” birch panels. I spend a month outside in the beautiful Berkshire sun stripping and sanding the panels to breathe new life into the surfaces.

 

I had been contemplating how the pace of life had changed during the Covid Pandemic. At moments time seemed to stand still and other times it seemed to race by. I came upon the word Catena, which means related moments or an inter-locking chain. The word Catena spoke to me about my search to find meaning and beauty through my painting process. “Catena” seemed to describe the suspended life I was living. My use of alchemy and the transformation of materials continued in the Catena Series. The Series searches for reconciliation, contentment and beauty.

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 3, oil on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 4, oil, graphite, pewter on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 5, oil on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 6, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 7, oil on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 1, oil with graphite on birch panel, 48”x36”x2.5”, $12,000

Catena 2, mixed media on birch panel, 48”x72”x2.5”, $16,000

Catena Series Video – The Beginning

Catena Series Video – Making of: sanded birch panels, the starting point

Catena Series Video – Catena 4, Making of: Pouring pewter

The Studio Interviews, Part 1, The Catena Series

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