Here's the latest of my multiple panel paintings...untitled at this point, 66"x24," comprised of five panels. There are definite insect references in this one--some wings and a dragonfly shape in the white panel, and an abstracted sort of bee in the upper orange one. Those of you who have known me for 25+ years (yes, there are a few!) may recall the emphasis on insects in my BFA show of 1982, which included actual little beetle mummies bound with string. Although perhaps that is best forgotten.
Anyway, if there are indeed lifelong themes in an artist's work, I guess insects qualify in my case. What interests me now is the way they activate the garden, with their flicking and flittering about, and their amazing colors and forms.
The warm colors of this painting evoke for me the summer heat of earth and flowers, so distant now on a snowy December day.