I started painting smoke last summer, and approached the concept a few times more this summer. This piece, The Rebecca Ward Goes Down, symbolically describes wooden ships that were frozen in place, and ultimately crushed by the ice, as early explorers (such as Robert Peary and crew) attempted to reach the top of the world.
Latex paint and ink on medium density fiberboard, framed in oak, maple and walnut.
These photographs are from a temporary outdoor exhibit I posted on the exterior wall of an abandoned concrete facility at the end of July. Plenty of neighborhood people passed by and enjoyed the art… – JM