[ SUGAR MOUNTAIN SERIES ] The concept for this series was born when my brother was having a life-threatening surgery. I was so nervous and scared and needed to calm down. “What transpired was the product of self-therapy. Owen grabbed a palette knife and applied a dab of acrylic paint and modeling paste to the canvas, and then another and another, building a mesmerizing grid of varying colors.” It was therapeutic. My brother made it through the surgery and I discovered a new way to use a medium. The name came from a Niel Young song and the frosting like texture of the paint. — Oklahoma Gazette, George Lang Nov. 2016
This diptych consists of two 5′ x 7′ paintings that were created for my solo exhibition “Surroundings” at The Oklahoma Hall of Fame — Gaylord Pickens Museum. The subtle and calming color palette was inspired from white sand pebbles. It is very versatile in that it can be hung horizontal / verticle or stacked / side by side. The heavy texture of the paint creates an ever-changing array of shadow play.