The largest polyptych proper that I’ve completed to date, this work explores a single interior in twenty-eight panels, including both paintings (oil on linen) as well as works on paper (a variety of media: graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink). The expected last panel ended up moving in an unintended direction and claimed new territory. This led to the making of one more image and “Interior in Twenty-Seven Parts” arrived at twenty-eight panels.
The piece explores form and space and light, through a wide variety of stylistic attitudes. These shifts occur as a kind of play: “what else can I do?” But they give expression to a deeper truth, as the experience of being in the room gives rise to a multiplicity of form, and the realization, when the panels are juxtaposed, that this multiplicity doesn’t reduce or alter the common invisible aspect of presence, but rather makes it more readily available.
This polyptych has never been exhibited.
The gallery space must be large enough to accommodate the entire piece. Appropriate spacing is needed in order to create the right size “gap” in between the panels.
This is a multiple-panel work. The individual panels are not available separately in order to maintain the integrity of the piece.