About the Musical Language



The objects in this series are simultaneously paintings and musical manuscripts.  The shapes and colors comprise a rudimentary musical language.

There are three different symbols in each painting.  Each symbol is a musical note.  The shape designates a different volume.  The size of the symbol indicates a whole, half, quarter, or eighth note.  The color designates pitch.  The melody in each painting is composed by chance.  A role of the dice or a turn of a card determines the music.  Paul William Simons provided additional harmony and performed the work.

All paintings are acrylic on canvas or linen.  The sizes range from 40” by 30” to 60” by 96”.

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