The “Touch” collection was completed in 2016. These works eliminate the use of text and contains hardly any remnants of collaged posters. The use of crosshatch patterns has come to the forefront while line and shapes are the basis. It’s titled “Touch” because these works remind me of touching the soft skin of women. At the basis of these paintings are mostly abstract drawings that are routinely created as practice sketches.
*Update... All of these paintings have been painted over. Traces of them can be found in the STELLAR collection.
“It Had To Happen This Way” was completed in 2015. These works brought about a more personal feel of actual life experiences with several of the pieces inspired by my early black and white line drawings translated to the current day and time at that moment. The materials used became simpler with less focus on collage/ mixed media and handwritten text and more focus on just painting. Also, no screen-printed images appeared within the paintings and the crosshatch patterns begin to surface throughout several pieces.
*Update... Almost all, except a handful of these paintings have been painted over. Traces of them can be found in the STELLAR collection.