Paperika Redux Panel 1 (close-up), Tyvek paper, 9'h x 15'w




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Richard Shipps, Chicago, IL (248) 867 1958,











































"Things are free and fluid otherwise they're overloaded and overworked like a painting should be nothing and free and not a thing at all otherwise it becomes something of a thing to use, a thing for someone else to use, something that becomes something else and then not the same thing and so something different and different things are different things and too many things are too many things."

-Ad Reinhardt (a postcard to Olga Scheirr)


"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

-Maya Angelou


"If something is abstract, it's indescribable with language. And the idea of painting itself is a ridiculous way of thinking about abstraction because if you're materializing something or putting it into language, you're already doing something that isn't abstract. "

-Mika Tajima