back in the studio, my new paintings have a certain flavour reminding me of Vietnam. It is like an interlude, a detour because I have tons more images in my head that relate to the series The Edge and I would like to paint them next. It doesn't really matter in what order the paintings come, and it is fun just to marvel at the creative process and notice what is happening. This new work has both figurative images and abstract ones, and has the scent of South East Asia to me. It is reminiscent of a trip to Vietnam three years ago. I think I'll call this series Indochine. Like the movie in which Catherine Deneuve plays a French heiress at the head of a rubber plantation in the colonial Saigon of the 1930's. Indochine is also the world of Marguerite Duras. There was always an attraction for me to visit that part of the world and I loved it from the moment I stepped out of the plane, now years later, paintings are bringing that trip back to life in a different light. I am intrigued to watch what is going to come out of the studio in the next while.
|Details from Rice Field|
|Rice Field 36" x 60" oil and cold wax|
The music in the studio is from Paolo Conte