FLAG 9/11 #2, Ash from Ground Zero on panel, 2001, 18"x18", ... private collection
IN BETWEEN THE LINES, ash from Ground Zero, the Bible, the Koran on panel, 2001, 40"x48"
EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE, encaustic, book pages and book ash,
from Bible, the Koran, Mein Kampf, Bhagavad Gita, 2015, 33"x 21"
FAHRENHEIT 451, book ash and oil on panel, 2002, 36"x48"
FLAG 9/11, #4, encaustic with ash from Ground Zero, the Bible, the Koran on panel
LILIES, Lilly ash and oil on panel, 1998, 36"x36"
SILENCE, book ash and oil on panel, Silence by John Cage, 2003, 36"x48"
THE BIBLE SPEAKS, bible ash and oil on panel, 2002, 36"x48"
CROW, crow ash and oil on panel, 2003, 48"x36"
DOES IT MATTER, book ash and oil on panel, Does It Matter by Alan Watts, 2003, 24"x24"
FLAG 9/11 #3, Ash from Ground Zero on panel, 2006, 18"x18"
DaVinci RENDERING, cotton cloth ash on panel, 2002, 48"x48"
A FAREWELL TO ARMS, book ash and pages on panel, 2002, 36"x48"
KNOT, manila rope ash on panel, 2002, 48"x36"
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from the ashes
What is paint but powder.
What is a painting but an object on the wall,
An image of flowers or a fish.
The object of the image is not there,
It is an illusion,
It is an abstraction.
If you substitute the pigment with ash
From a cremated object, a fish, and
Render the image with the object itself,
Is it then an abstraction or a fish?
And is this fish just an animal swimming in the sea, or
Is it also food on my table,
Becoming part of me,
Who I am.
Am I part fish?
What is a person but flesh and blood.
Do I also provide sustenance in my shadow,
In the footprint of my time?
What do I give,