“Cage and Stick”

Mixed media on paper (byobu).  22″ x 30″. Collection of Gail and John Enns.  This was the first folding screen I made.  I was assisted in learning this art form by Mary Amt, Special Assistant to The Director at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery.  We watched a film of hiogushi (conservators) rebuilding a byobu at The […]

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“Yellow Mobius Strip” 1995

Pulp painting. 22″ x 30″. I was always fascinated by Mobius Strips and Klein Bottles because of their magic. Topology was a kind of childhood hobby.  In the 60s while teaching I would sometimes entertain my students by demonstrating a topological puzzle whereby I would put on a vest followed by a sports coat.  Then […]

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