Like many of the works in this series, this work begins with the overlapping and composition of several disparate objects or images. Only the outlines or silhouette edges of the objects are used. They are then resized and or stretched into a working composition. Lines are removed (to reduce visual confusion) resulting in shapes that reference part one thing and part another. The canvas (board) is then cut to shape and painted. Color often references the objects or images involved, but is generally used to create ‘color space’ or a sense of depth that comes from how colors relate to adjacent colors. Color meaning is relative to it’s selection for a particular shape and position in the composition.
In this case the references are the extinct Giant Blue Butterfly, the petroglyph Kokopelli, and the Greek word for ‘life’.