An idea, a fling of notes, then what? How do the notes find their way to music? On what strings do waves reverberate, and how does each droplet sound? The two paintings below explore visually these abstract questions. Once the notes assemble into music, where do they go, and do they go together or depart singly?
My investigation of the idea of water music – what it could be, how it might behave, what it might look like – leaves me wondering about the behavior of notes. Do they behave like water droplets? We know they can rise and fall. When a note is sung, does it evaporate? How quickly? If the notes are excited, can they collide or become agitated? Do they jump on (or off) their staffs? Interesting thoughts to explore visually. Below are two new paintings that consider some of these questions. Enjoy.
Work on the Water Music Series is progressing, and I’m pleased to share with you three new songs. Each 16 x 16 oil painting starts with a gesture based on the movement of water and interprets it in differing ways. Enjoy!