Water Torrents [Wasserflut]
from “Illustrations for Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’” (2006)
6” x 8” – giclee print on Fabriano archival cotton paper
Although I couched these pieces as “illustrations” they seem to me now more like analogues, in other words the forms are mimicking the music, the textures, the rhythms and timbres, creating visual analogues as opposed to trying to translate sounds into visuals. Perhaps this is splitting hairs. The most successful pieces in the series (like the above) sit squarely between figuration and abstraction.