About the "Duets" Series


My love of still life is inspired greatly by master painters of the history of art. I juxtapose my still life objects with theirs, creating what I think of as conversations or duets. Reference to the work of these artists whom I greatly admire has been among the subjects of my own pieces from the beginning of my career.

In this series, “Duets”, I am creating dialogues between earlier works and my own still lifes.  I see it, also, as a  commentary on still life as a genre, in the past and now in the 21st century. 

I am interested in the differences and similarities in the way we treat color, composition, and space, and I hope the viewer does too.
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