I came to Civitella Ranieri with a group of panels, some pigment and my computer. No ideas exactly, but lots of material. What I found at Civitella was an extraordinary environment comprised of other residents and staff, a growing feline community and a little car. The people there enriched my life, I hope I enriched the cats’ lives, and the car took me to Perugia. There I began thinking of color in a systematic way and returned with a new approach to my blank panels. I have since completed this group of panels as well as large format digital photographs, also begun at Civitella. I know this work would not have been made elsewhere, and I shall not easily find another environment of people, conversation, food, ruins, countryside, and solitude to so enrich the act of thinking creatively.
“Borromini Standard”, Egg tempera on panell 2001
“Travel Abroad”, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 1997