"Syncopation" incorporates one of Australia's main products, wool, with its earth colors. It loosely refers to the "song lines," or sung maps, that Aboriginal Australians have created to depict significant features in their environment. Handmade felt, earth, wood; 46"x83"x3; 1991.
During a sabbatical in Australia in 1983-1984, I began collecting and painting with the vividly-colored soils, and I continue to do so. Here are a few examples of these more formal, painterly works.