Color Grids

COLOR GRID 15 WOVEN PAPERSI continue to explore geometric abstraction with the Color Grid series. Every work is a collage with cut and pasted papers. Some of my papers are hand-painted with acrylic. Some are cut from art magazines. Some include line drawings. I love to create my own media for collage. Each grid has its own color system. Color Grid 15 (seen here) is a new collage where papers overlap and borders expand.  Colors are black, white, red, yellow, green and blue. People say this collage looks like a weaving. It has a strong sense of under/over. My early grids, including paintings and collage, were inspired by four artists I admire: Paul Klee (Swiss German, 1979-1940), Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944) – we always remember Broadway Boogie Woogie, Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015) and Gerhard Richter (German, born 1932). They all did grids with blocks.


See my early grids in the Color Memory and Metro series.