Taking a New View

Like the best jazz musicians improvising on a well-known tune, I try to get viewers to see familiar objects in a new way. To help myself compose paintings that will accomplish this, I place my still life set-up in the center of my studio and arrange four easel stations—equidistant from each other—around the subject. I then move from station to station, analyzing my set-up and ultimately combining the various viewpoints into an intriguing, eye-catching painting.

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