The chromosomes found within in every cell of our bodies, constructed of DNA, present amazing beauty and complexity.  They contain the complete instructions for the proteins that enable every cell within our bodies to function.  These folded proteins are like-wise beautiful with their twists and turns, loops and spiraling bands. I find myself entranced by tracing and retracing the flow and contour of their rhythmic and dance-like fluid forms.

“Comparator, 1,2,3 & 4”         1999

30” square & 40” by 19”

Acrylic on Masonite

   The Helix paintings reflect an ever-reducing complexity.  From the suggested motion in the background, through the helix to the tumbling detail on the surface, I utilize multiple scales in which the viewer is not assured of a proper perspective.  We inhabit a fractal universe whose structure seems to extend to infinity with variations on a theme.  In 1913, the Italian Futurist artist, Giacomo Balla seemed to predict the theory of fractals with his insightful statement, “Everything abstracts itself with equivalents that go from their starting point to infinity.”              Art sometimes informs science.

   The ‘Genomic Clash’ paintings combine the form of the helix with an overlay of the depiction of a chemical lattice.  The viewer is pulled from one form to the other posing a question of the true nature of the structure.  The ‘Clash’ grouping does the same, but with a geometric pattern and a molecular chain.

Genomic Clash         2010

Acrylic on Panel

12” x 36”  Can be hung

on the horizontal or vertical

Clash 1 thru 5        2010

Acrylic on Panel

75” x 12 1/2” x 3”

installation view

Helix 1        1998

Acrylic on Canvas

52” by 32”

Helix 2        1999

Acrylic on Canvas

52” by 32”

Neutron Dance   1, 2, 3 & 4        2000

Acrylic on Masonite

24” x 16”

Twist Transformation  1, 2, 3, 4, 5        2007

Acrylic and Conté on Masonite

16 3/4” x 10 3/4”