Geographic Tongue: the drawings
In June of 2008, a month after the Topography of Ooze show at Loop gallery, I began to work on this new body of work. In the Topography show I exhibited two paintings on oval canvases. Inspired by the freedom of working outside the rectangle, I began to explore the realm of organically shaped canvases. I have completed a few new paintings, some on canvas stretched over plywood, some on plywood and some on loose unstretched canvas. The name of the new series comes from a medical condition caused by overly acidic saliva. The results of this condition are map-like shapes on a person's tongue.
Below and to the left are seven drawings from my current sketchbook.