George Stubbs, Pangloss, c. 1762
From the Indianapolis Museum of Art:
In its faithfulness to nature and keen grasp of anatomical structure, Rufus is one of George Stubbs’s finest horse portraits. Largely self-taught, the artist’s ability to depict the natural world owed a great deal to his study of anatomy, which included detailed dissections of horses.
Although it was Stubbs’s practice to paint his horses first and then complete the surrounding landscape in his studio, the plain background in this painting was surely intentional. The neutral background focuses attention on the beautifully precise drawing and the fine texture of the horse’s coat.
"There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors."
Adrienne Rich (via larmoyante)
Paris Capitale, November 2000
American Dance Fesitval
Yellow Dahlia by Lena Wolff
Courtesy of Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
"What if I told you I’m incapable of tolerating my own heart?"
Virginia Woolf, from Night and Day (Duckworth, 1919)
Oxford Tire Pile #9ab, Westley, California, USA, 1999
Two color coupler (chromogenic) prints, 40 x 50 inches each