The Tango Series
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.