Empirical Spaces

Empirical Spaces is a series of mixed media paintings/drawings, which outline architectural / theatrical spaces and observations of the built and natural world, using sound and hearing as points of reference. The works identify spaces in which sounds resonate readily. The underlying abstract forms in these works are like internal organic structures. The outlines that float above the abstract ground are representations of Italian theatres, opera houses and church layouts. The layers present a challenge to the eye to perform in a way similar to the way our ears can discern a chosen sound amidst a din. Constructing a mental picture of each outline engages one’s short term visual memory.

 

 

Teatro Olympico (Vicenza, Cinema Odeon (Florence), Carus Avenue, pigeons (diptych) 1.
Teatro Olympico (Vicenza, Cinema Odeon (Florence), Carus Avenue, pigeons (diptych)
Acrylic, charcoal, chalk on panel
30 x 48 inches, 2011

 

 

Teatro Olympico (Vicenza), Roman Theatre (Venice), Carus Avenue, cicadas (diptych) 2.
Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza), Roman Theatre (Venice), Carus Avenue, cicadas (diptych)
Acrylic, charcoal, chalk on panel
30 x 48 inches, 2011

 

 

Chiesa di San Giorgiano Maggiore (Venice), The Nimbus, The Piccolo, Carus Avenue, anchovies (diptych) 3.
Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore (Venice), The Nimbus, The Piccolo, Carus Ave, anchovies (diptych)
Acrylic, charcoal, chalk on panel
47.5 x 48 inches, 2011

 

 

Chiesa di San Stefano (Venice), Springmount Avenue, anchovies,  pigeons (diptych) 4.
Chiesa di San Stefano (Venice), Springmount Avenue, anchovies, pigeons (diptych)
Acrylic, charcoal, chalk on panel
40 x 60 inches, 2011

 

 

Teatro Olympico (Vicenza), Palazzo Corvaja (Taormina), Shaw Steet, ibex (diptych) 5.
Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza), Palazzo Corvaja (Taormina), Shaw Street, ibex (diptych)
Acrylic, charcoal, chalk on panel
24 x 32 inches, 2011