The In-between

The first painting in this body of work was one of those pieces that “just happened” because I was willing to follow my curiosity. The finished piece reminded me of the mid-century abstract expressionist Barnett Newman. I was struck by Jonathan FIneberg’s words about the artist in Art Since 1940 Strategies of Being: “Newman was after an epiphany, a simultaneously terrifying and exalting moment of total reality.”

I began thinking about the stripe, or in Newman’s terms the “zip” as a space in-between, or a liminal space.  It is a space of both totality and of absolute void, where the possibility of oneness can be found when moving between two distinct entities.


N.W. Waters

Three Winks

Wild Blue Yonder

For Christine and Bucky Blue Birds

Heron for Letha and Rob

Charlotte and Boone

George Bishop