||Pearls from artists* # 299
||Pearls from artists* # 255
||Start/Finish of “The Storyteller,” 20″ x 26″ image, 28 1/2″ x 35″ framed
||Pearls from artists* # 151
||Q: You often speak about the Mexican and Guatemalan figures in your paintings as serving a function analogous to actors in a repertory company. In other words, a particular figure plays a different role each time it appears in one of your pastel paintings. Would you choose a figure and show how you have painted it through the years?
||Q: In the “Black Paintings” you create a deep intellectual interaction and communicate a wide variety of states of mind. I admit that certain “Black Paintings” unsettle me a bit. I see in this series an effective mix between anguish and happiness. Rather than simply describing something, these paintings pose a question and force us to contemplation. Can you talk about this aspect of your work?
||Q: What’s on the easel today?