Drapery Paintings

Drapery has long provided me with a vehicle for emotional expression, and a channel for conversation with artists of the past, whose technical skill and depth of feeling I admire and often see in their renditions of drapery - parts of paintings that often go unexamined by viewers and reviewers.

The recent birth of grandchildren has sparked a new avenue of more brightly colored and playful paintings - as I relate to their bright, open spirits, and lack of traditional boundaries.

Channeling Bright Spirits: Unpredictable  
oil in (20) 12" x 12" canvases, final size variable    2017

Max (age 1-1/2) and Me     
50" x 132"     oil/canvas and cloth      2014

Drapery: Interior Landscape     
36" x 93"     oil/canvas      diptych      2013

Roman Drapery
(detail from painting at Santa Maria sopra Minerva)
26" x 29"    oil/linen    2013

Buddhist Habit, Laos   
48" x 36"    oil/canvas    2012

Flesh Drapery III
54” x 72”    oil/canvas    2011

Flesh Drapery I   
30” x 38”    oil/canvas    1988

Drapery IV   
54” x 72”    oil/canvas  1989-2007

Drapery III   
54” x 72”    oil/canvas    2004-2007

Drapery II   
54” X 72”    oil/canvas    2004-2007

Drapery I   
54” x 72”    oil/canvas    2004-2006

Lamentation: for a Palestinian Friend   
54" x 72"    oil/canvas    2007-8

Knotted Drapery: Patriotism   
40" x 46"    oil/canvas    2010

Knotted Drapery: The Meat Grinder   
36" x 43"    oil/canvas    2010