Two Small #Paintings on Paper

I recently did two small paintings (see below). Actually, both are older works that I didn’t like much, but I worked them over again recently and like them better. Both of them incorporate text, or at least a letter — or the absence of a letter…

Because I write as well as paint, sometimes I try to incorporate langue [oops; I meant to write “language,” but mistakenly used the French term I learned in linguistics class long ago,  often used to refer to a community’s shared linguistic system], that is, language or letters into my paintings.

“Broken Bridges.” Acrylics and collage on Khadi handmade paper. 8 x 8 inches. 4/2018

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“Broken Bridges”

 

“Night Stalking.” Acrylics, ink, and collage on Khadi handmade paper. 8 x 8 inches. 4/2018

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“Night Stalking”