This week’s featured painting is “Pear and Knife on Purple Silk” from 2019.  It is done with oil on linen, and measures 5 x 5 inches.

It’s not an accident that many of these paintings are built on the underlying design of a pyramid.

In the physical world, the pyramid is the most stable structure for a building – and of course there are some famous examples that have lasted intact for thousands of years.

It’s also the most stable way to organize a painting (we call this organization the composition of a painting).

By arranging the elements of a painting into the form of a pyramid, the painting automatically begins to reflect of mood of calm and changeless stability, almost regardless of what elements the painting actually contains.

In this way, the values I want these paintings to express are built into their very form and structure.