Acrylic on canvas on wood; shaped construction
83" x 73"
This three-dimensional color extravaganza has the agility of a dancer and the density of a tree that has grown deep roots and intends to stay put for a while. Called Balletree because of its marriage of movement and density, the piece functions as a sculptural relief that can be wall mounted. But its vivacity recalls neo-expressionism, and it feels like a painting freed of its canvas, allowed to take the form of what it evokes.