Seat" is an early watercolor of a tractor seat that I found on a farm in western
Virginia. The seat had an abstract quality to it with the beautiful patina
of rusted metal. I was also intrigued by the patterns formed by it's shadow
on the stump of a pine tree. Although I am thought of as a precise realist,
I always look for the abstract in a composition. The geometric shapes have
always fascinated me, and I have always thought that the simpler geometric
compositions made the strongest images. I suppose this is a concept I first
encountered in art school where we were made to study abstract composition.
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