Paintings > The Tango Series

Tango Eclipse Diptych 2015
acrylic on canvas
40 x 60 inches
2015
Tango del Sol
acrylic / canvas
66" x 48"
2011
Tango Rojo
acrylic on canvas
48" x 56"
2011
Tango Fiesta
acrylic/canvas
28" x 22"
2013
Tango Azul
acrylic / canvas
56" x 48"
2012
Tango Tres Blancos
acrylic on canvas
48" x 66"
2013

The Tango Series is a group of paintings that I have been developing for the past three years. It grew out of the Labyrinth Series and continues to explore the theme of unpredictable passages through ones' life. For this recent body of work I have focused on one motif, the intertwined oval configuration. I am continuing to use abstraction semiotically to express concerns of entanglement, puzzlement, connectedness, and disconnectedness. The personal metaphor also moves to a larger context of the global and the present day multitude of world problems. The painting's images of intertwined, and at the same time, disconnected ovals reference a state of complication, confusion, and perplexity. Moreover, the paintings are, like their title, about the dance; its movement, precision, and seduction.