"A Void not Filled with Words"

  • Ercolano
    Oil on paper
    26 X 20 in.
    Summer 2012
     
  • Overrun Villa
    Oil on paper
    7 X 8 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Snippet of Wall
    Oil on paper
    7 X 5 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Katerina's House
    Oil on paper
    12 X 7 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Katerina's Window                                   
    Oil on paper
    23 X 18 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Addition to the wall
    Oil paint on paper fit into a crevasse in the wall
    5 X 4 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Detail
  • Fence and Trees
    Oil on paper
    10 X 14 in.
    Summer 2012
     
  • The Nuns' Window
    Oil on Panel
    9 X 12 in.
    Summer 2012
     
  • The Orphans' Window
    Oil on board
    9 X 12 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Alley at Midday
    Oil on board
    18 X 24 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Towards S. Agnello
    Oil on board
    18 X 24 in.
    Summer 2012
  • From Sorrento
    Oil on board
    18 X 24 in.
    Summer 2012
  • Day trips to the ruins of Pompeii and Ercolano, where empty doorways, crumbling arches, and absent windows visually captivated me and allowed me to define a singular place, moment, and way of seeing. These hauntingly stark cityscapes led me to discover greater clarity in my work made in America. The flaking walls of graffiti and tiny terra-cotta houses with brightly colored shutters echoed the landscapes I pictured while reading Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, in which Calvino writes, “the space that remained around it, a void not filled with words” (38).