Imago Foundation for the Arts
36 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
May 3 – June 10
Reception May 4 @ 6pm
As I look at these images which I have been creating over the last several months, the phrase that comes to mind is “quinta essentia,” a latin phrase meaning ‘fifth essence’ and denoting a fifth substance believed to exist in addition to the four elements air, earth, fire, and water. Medieval philosophers believed that this ‘fifth essence’ was the substance of which the celestial bodies were composed, and that it was present in all things. In part, my work is an exploration of this intangible quality revealed through spatial and color relationships that emerge through painting and mark-making.