I began this series in 2017. With fluid ink-like acrylics , I start with one long continuous line that doesn't ever cross itself, making something like a spiral, a psychedelic maze or labyrinth. Then I juxtapose that shape with something else: a silvery moon, translucent balls of primary colors, a swath of red, or a small book illustration of an animal.
I can't help but compare these to my previous work with letters in Hebrew and Arabic. Those paintings were symbols of coexistence.
Now I am shifting my view from the Middle East, away from that region’s conflicts, cultures and colors. Now I'm allowing a new subject to emerge, an abstract subject both more personal and more universal at the same time. Some of the images seem to celebrate stellar bodies in orbit, and others seem to create a sphere of protection for animals.
These will be in “Unspooled” at Fountain Street in June, 2019, a show with the gorgeous sculptures of Sylvia Vander Sluis.