to be close and to touch
I’ve had a 30-year love affair with tango music. Its history is intriguing as it shifts from the early 1900s African Argentine dramatic rhythms through the 1940 immigration infusing it with a mood of loss and longing. During the mid-twentieth century Astor Piazzolla brought his revolutionary music to Buenos Aires. It was his symphonic collaboration with inventive percussion that crept into my painting practice. The music demands passion … abrupt mark making, staccato twirls. Sensual colors are an explosion of life on each panel drawing the viewer across the room to be close and to touch.