It's hard to know what to say about this work since I don't really know where it came from. I only knew that I wanted to work with an unusually shaped canvas and incorporate found elements in the manner of Robert Rauschenberg's early work. Working in the improvising fashion I have favored of late, I began to collect objects and arrange them on the canvas with the only overriding condition be that it all "looks good." Pieces of a broken cassette tape, female images drawn from magazines and advertising, odd pieces of plastic -- and many things that did not stay in --joined the Polaroid photos shot jointly by my brother (a photographer) and myself (making this our only true collaboration). The female figures reminded me of the lyrics in the Talking Heads' song "The Lady Don't Mind," and finally my creative hand reaches in giving the painting life like God giving Adam life in the Sistine Chapel.
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