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Hard looks from four eyes
Acrylic on canvas, 18 5/8 x 13 1/4 in. (2007)

This is one of the few monochrome paintings that I have done, at least since the 1980s. As you know, colour has many uses and affects our sensibilties in a grand variety of ways. Hopefully, without giving away the store here, I used Cadmium Red Deep, White and Black to give a sense of foreboding, sinsister kind of support to what might be a paranoid subject ... or, so it started out.

In fact, I had a working title of Paranoid for this painting, but dropped it in favour of the more expansive Redeye. That of course is what happens when we become sleep-deprived, or board a passenger jet at some ungodly hour to get someplace else a world away in time to try and adjust to life there. Perhaps our reddened eyes might be suggesting "this is not a good idea, slow down, and stop throwing yourself through time and space at 550 miles per hour one moment, and zero the next". Pardon that: I did not mean to rant.

We nay need more rest, and not so much red eye.

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