I had been titling my recent works “freescapes” which I think was always a stand-in title, so today I gave it some thought. Sticking with the “scapes” thing was worrisome to me, coming out of my forestscape works, but these recent works are not a huge departure. I wanted to be honest to what they are, without overloading them with clever titles. So they are now the “Chromascape Series”. They are landscapes of color, handled intuitively. An official artist statement coming soon.
I would also like to take this opportunity to note that I am taking a bit of a break from exhibiting. This is intentional. I may still be doing a few things, but I am pulling back for a while. I want to focus on this new body of work with a clear, honest attitude that is not complicated by thoughts of business, sales, and exhibition. I want to focus on pure art making for a while. I began to feel a little too much like I was manufacturing for shows and sales. This is a time of reflection, focus, and studio work. So, if my calender looks bleak for the next 6 months or so, that is why.