Connections: old walls and random marks

When traveling, I’m always engaged by old walls: their weathered surfaces, the random marks of passersby, the layers of disintegrating color. Like a mysterious palimpsest, they have an earned patina that speaks a narrative history of time, revealing presence and suggesting absence. My approach to painting incorporates the building of a surface in a similar manner with additions and erosions, intuitive mark, and asemic writing.  These photos have been taken in many parts of the world. Even when I can’t speak the language, I feel I instinctually understand the visual communication expressed in these surfaces.

 

scribbled wall

 

Edinbourgh wall

 

Oaxaca wall


Oaxaca4

 

Oaxaca wall6

 

turquoise wall OAX

 

Oaxaca wall3

 

Oaxaca wall5

 

Tibet wall

 

Myanmar

 

Alchi monatery

 

Pompeii wall

 

Herculaneum wall 2

 

Ladakh wall

 

Ladakh wall3

 

Oaxaca wall2

 

Herculaneum wall1

 

Ladakh wall2

 

myanmar wall2

 

Fez wall

 

Graffiti wall Myanmar

 

Paris wall

 

Myanmar 1

August 17, 2018

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