Here, Not There 12x12 Acrylic on canvas sheet
I borrowed the title from from a painting of Barnett Newman's 'Not There - Here'. He is one of my favorite abstract expressionist / color field painters of that era. His work was explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence. Even perhaps stating that America is the epicenter of the art world, not Europe, which was still recovering from WWII. My work's title leans more towards a Be Here Now sensibility of being present and perhaps of being still and peering thru the veil of physicality to experience the metaphysical. X marks the spot...