"Connoisseur" 40" x 60" Oil on canvas 1985
Today's flashback is an early painting from my late eighties "Confetti" series. I was fascinated by fashion in my formative years and had aspirations of becoming a fashion illustrator. This collection of collage-like images, all 40" x 60", flirted with neo-pop and appropriationism. I learned a lot about the portrayal of luscious fabrics, exotic animal skins, rhinestones and beautiful women from this experience. I also learned that I hate lettering! If there is a hell, I'm sure it has a spot in its calligraphy department waiting for me.