Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Prince of Darkness and Sun Ship hearken back to works I did over 45 years ago. At that time, I had just become aware of the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. I made collage paintings of both, painting over found objects glued to canvas. I had the great good fortune to hear both Davis and Coltrane perform live with their best groups and I was profoundly influenced by their mastery and originality. Davis was the consummate stylist and Coltrane showed me that spiritual quest could still be a serious endeavor.