Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pieces of Glass


John Sacret Young, author, screenwriter, and art collector has published a memoir, Pieces of Glass, reflecting on the profound impact of visual art on his life. He writes about his internal connections with artists such as Charles Burchfield, Richard Diebenkorn, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer and many others. The book is beautifully written and very thought-provoking.

Three of my oil paintings from his collection are reproduced in the chapter titled "Petals on a Bough" which focuses on my large subway composition Local/Switch and seeing it for the first time at the Adelson Galleries. He writes about its surface crowded with people and his relationship with a woman named Bailey ... diverse and enigmatic connections tied together.

Local/Switch
56" x 72"    oil on linen    1997-98
Also reproduced: 

Flora
6 1/4" x 10"    oil on linen    1984
Night Scene with Neon
8" x 8"    oil on linen    20013

For more information about the book: Tallfellow Press

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"There is more power in telling little than in telling all."
- Mark Rothko

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meanings are unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”
- Magritte

"Now, the idea is to get everything right -- it's not just color or form or space or line -- it's everything all at once."
- Richard Diebenkorn

“What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious,
the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.”
- Amedeo Modigliani