30" x 40"
oil on canvas, 2016
Reflection Six, 2016, is a similarly composed scene featuring a dozen bathers sitting on a deck over the water. Again there are offhand accents of ambiguity that reveal more than initially meets the eye. Here, the point of focus is a male caught at the very instant he has begun a cannonball. Suspended like some gravity-defying yogi, his reflection below merges like a rooftop ornament with the reflected boathouse behind the deck. While the dock’s posts recede into perspective, the spatial orientation of the boathouse is a conundrum, as is the seaplane seen head-on yet cleverly mimicking—to the point of bare visibility— the trees and grass in the distance.
— Barry Blinderman
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