By Denise Marts

multimedia artist working in modern painting, textile, clothing and jewelry design


To say that I have been slow to warm up to American modernist painting is a bit of an understatement. My natural artistic interests and inclinations thus far have mostly revolved around the modern European masters and European modernism. That said, imagine my surprise when this piece spontaneously emerged that, at least to me, bore…


A figure with protruding breasts and belly stands facing left against a backdrop of vibrant, colorful, highly textured vertical and semi circular forms resting upon a deep green pedestal of sorts. The backdrop for this fertile figure could be a place, like a temple, to the moon, perhaps. It could be a creature or companion.…


At first glance, VERTICAL FORMS appears to be a highly structured, abstract colorfield painting. And while there is certainly some truth to this, there is more to this painting than meets the rational eye. It has an architectural feel reminiscent of columns with a break on the mid left hand side of the painting that…


‘WHITE PORTAL’ symbolizes a threshold of sorts, a doorway or perhaps even a more extended process of passage from one domain to another…’


‘The idea is that people naturally grow out of certain places on earth just like certain vegetation grows naturally out of certain environments.”