For many years, I have been intrigued by two specific and very personal shapes. I decided to limit my painting to these two shapes and see what I could discover. This limitation proved to be an exhilarating adventure in spite of the limited visual vocabulary. I found this “restriction” liberating. I could not have anticipated the interaction, independence and eventual morphing of these shapes that revealed endless complexities and nuances. Placing duplicate shapes next to each other, one with paint the other with fabric highlighted the differences and similarities. When one shape was vertical and the other horizontal there was dominance instead of submission. A striped background verses a patterned one sets up a whole new storyboard.
Placing netting over a large single shape painted on metal shouted out that it wanted to be noticed. I did 28 pieces for this series and could have kept going.