to be close and to touch

I’ve had a 30-year love affair with tango music. Its history is intriguing as it shifts from the early 1900s African Argentine dramatic rhythms through the 1940 immigration infusing it with a tone of loss and longing. During the mid-twentieth century Astor Piazzolla brought his revolutionary music to Buenos Aires.  It was his symphonic collaboration with inventive percussion that crept into my painting practice.  The music demands passion…. abrupt mark making, staccato twirls. Sensual colors are an explosion of life on each panel drawing the viewer across the room to be close and to touch.

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