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2023 No. 2: Stitching it all together | Syncretic abstraction
2022 No. 3: You are the creator
2022 No. 1: Flights and perchings
2021 No. 4: Charisma
2021 No. 3: My axioms
2021 No. 2: Paul Cézanne was trying to tell us something
2021 No. 1: The Creative Faculty
2020 No. 4: Possibility
2020 No. 3: Doubt
2020 No. 2: Art and Neuroscience
2020 No. 1: Vade mecum
2019 No. 3: Meaning as experience
2019 No. 2
2019 No. 1
Catalog and Articles
View and download a complimentary PDF copy of the Cirlce of Fifths series catalog. Print copies are also for sale.
The Circle of Fifths is a series of 12 paintings. In music, the circle of fifths refers to the progressive relationship between the twelve musical keys. Beginning with C, the next key in the circle, G, differs from C by only one note, and so on to D, A, E, etc., around the circle of all 12 keys, until you return to the key of C. In their creation, the paintings in the Circle of Fifths series mirrored this structure. Adjacent paintings in the series, created simultaneously, began with similar pal- ettes, features or techniques, before diverging and reaching their own, unique conclusion.
Gratitude I never met Jean-François Lyotard, though I would have loved to . . .
Flights and Perchings Paul Cézanne was trying to tell us something . . .
Stuart Davis: Socko, Boffo A closer look at an often underappreciated 20th century painter
Ed Clark: Body and Mind Ed Clark, who died a year ago next month, was an artist who create resonant and rapturous paintings . . .