GONE AND BEYOND, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

GONE AND BEYOND is a single work consisting of twenty-seven canvases, each forty inches in diameter. Together the paintings suggest a cinematic montage of images that depict critical moments of action or scenes of extreme emotion shown in close-up, as if framed by a keyhole or the portal of an ocean liner. The grid of round canvases is also a sly nod to the great forerunners of American Pop art, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, who incorporated the Benday dot pattern of the printing process used to create pulp comic books of the 1950s and 1960s into their art.