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Swirling Paint Abstracts

I have been having some fun in my studio creating swirling paint abstracts. What exactly are they, you might ask? Well, I’ve been mixing acrylic paints, water-based inks, various flow mediums, silicone, and oil in large enameled trays. Once I have a pleasing pattern, I photograph it. The resulting images look like jasper, primordial ooze, chloroplasts, protozoa, and aerial landscapes. What a trip!

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Color Photographic Mandalas

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle, the basic shape that organizes all its many forms.  For thousands of years, across dozens of cultures, mandalas have guided meditation, promoted spiritual growth, recorded the passage of time, and symbolized the cosmos. Creating color photographic mandalas has been an ongoing project of mine.

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