Faces + Figures > Eyekons
This series marks a return to Eyekons, a term I coined for a series I started after a trip to Greece a while back. Every shop, gallery, and museum I visited on that trip had Greek icons on display. The ones that grabbed my attention placed the figure, usually no more than head and torso, against an ornate background. So the pieces they inspired in my series of six Eyekons for the New Millenium consisted of a face, with emphasis on the eyes, set against a textured background. Those paintings were constructions of conte crayon face drawings on heavy watercolor paper that I glued to a canvas that was then completed with layered acrylics (and a hand sander and a lot of sweat). These new paintings are also constructions, but the elements are all digital: Eyekons 2.0.