Hue[s]pace continues my investigation of color, location, light and time. I found many of the colors used for this series during my residency at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT.
The artworks demonstrate my thinking on color. I borrow/capture/discover color photographically then interpret it into a paint formula with the aid of a computer program, not harming or physically removing anything from its original location. There is no intuitive color creation at play. My rigorous color system exploits the “…profound harmony in the immeasurable spectrum of color” that Josef Albers spoke of.
The sources of these colors come from the natural environment, either a color that is surrounding, such as the sky, or a color from something miniscule, as a flower petal, that could easily be overlooked.
Time is evident in a variety of ways. The installation is segmented into colors from each of the four seasons. Several of the paintings from this series (acrylic on ¾ inch thick slabs of clear plexiglass) such as Lichen Memory…reveal that something has been painted over, then removed…allowing the viewer to sense what is no longer there. Time captured in an elusive way. The handling of the paint itself contributes a sense of time. Thin veils of color laid over a translucent support, light pushing through the backs of the panels, and light shifting within the environment all contribute to the changeability within each painting and suggesting time itself.