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The Glacial Ponds series is concerned with a group of ponds in Nassau County, Long Island. The presence or absence of precipitation causes the water level in the ponds to rise and fall, from flood stage to nearly dry. The visual appearance and biological condition of the ponds also changes dramatically with the seasons. I am developing a series of paintings based on the phenomena and conditions observed in the ponds.
The appearance of the ponds at a specific time provides a starting point for a process of abstraction. The process eliminates extraneous detail and concentrates on the essence of what interests me about the subject. Light reflected from the ponds and from the material on the surface also influences this process.
The Wilderness Series is an extension of the process used for the Ponds series, and is derived from perceptions and memories of forest phenomena.