This "Lincoln Park Tangles" series of paintings
describes the physical and mental tangles I encountered
during my walks in the woods and along the beaches of
Lincoln Park in West Seattle, Washington from about 2000 - 2004. I was
accompanied by my yellow lab Magic.
on this page are aqueous mixed media on paper.
Image size is 2l x 2l.
Wolff Kahn has said in his book Pastels, "Lately, I have wanted to include much unorganized material, even disorder in my
landscapes. I have become less interested in 'order', which may mean little else than
the tendency to fit nature into preexisting schemes. Instead,
I want to express as accurately as I can, the simple perception that
nature is a mess. It is only human interference that permits us to see borders, rows, mowed
fields, houses or penetrable forests.
When left alone - nature provides tangles - last year's weeds, broken trees, windfalls, vines. It
takes away from nature to try at all times to disentangle these, so I am embracing tangles."
I also embrace "Tangles" in both nature and my life.
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