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Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe has two of my Portals in their holiday show.   It’s an exciting exhibit of mostly small, affordable work by lots of the gallery’s New Mexico and Southwest artists, so come by and see it.

The Portals, though small (19 x 16″) are a significant aspect of my studio practice.  Because of their size, the flow of paint is highlighted.  There is really nothing else to see in these works but paint, rectangle and space, with two or more layers of painted surfaces suggesting a milky depth.   To me, these are little spiritual exercises.  Alan Watts wrote (and I paraphrase from memory) that the human being is an aperture through which Source sees itself.  The Portals present that aperture in abstract form.

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