18" x 24"
of my complete, early failures was resurrected by a soak in solvent.
The dark and teal circles remained after my cleaning. Rather than
continue erasing the original, I decided to build upon these remnants.
The "Inconsolable" in the title refers to the ghostlike qualities of
these elements, plus the new, white square--like an abstraction of a
family, the memory of a relationship.
One of the first times I
showed this piece, a homeless man who had had an illustrious career in
the "Industry" was drawn to it because of I Ching
associations the images brought to him. He said he was a sculptor, and
gave me two, tiny, clay figures, and I gave him a print of the very
first painting I ever sold to a stranger, Ecclesiarcs. The exchange was memorable--at least for me.