"King of the City"
Exhibited at the Milton Marks Convention Center Gallery, S.F., 2011
(Pardon the poor documentation.)
This gouache on paper experiment is a precursor to my later abstracts that "create something out of nothing." While my partner drove the car I took photographs (film, this was before digital was big) using a telephoto as we traveled around S.F. From that one roll of 36 images I found these 17 told a story about life in this city. I was determined that I could make something beautiful and meaningful out of this one randomly shot roll of film, thus the "something out of nothing."
Looking back now I notice the full page circular motion that became so common in my more recent abstracts, perhaps a pattern of looking deeply while collecting as much data as possible for the study.