Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Duet", 2010, oil/baltic birch, 23"-22".
"Jungle Jim", 2010, oil/baltic birch, 24"-22". These are not so much shaped paintings but are more like annoyed and restless rectangles.
"Zim Zum", 2010, oil/baltic birch, 19"-27". A shape that contracts as in the Kabbalah.
"Eve", 2009, oil/baltic birch, 15"-19". Serpents are not necessarily meant as symbols of evil or temptation in some cultures but are also symbols of good.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Ping", 1992 (revised 1997), oil/ping pong ball/wood, by Marc Salz, 14"-15". We in America play games like football, baseball and basketball while the Chinese play ping pong. Different games, different balls, different sizes.
"Pong", 1992 (revised 1997, for Bill Walton) oil/ping pong ball/wood, 12.5"-12.5". Both of my paintings using ping pong balls were also a response to Jasper John's "Painting with Two Balls" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Marina Franca (Marina Salz, my mother) in a costume designed by Henri Matisse for the Ballets Russes production of "Rouge et Noir"(1939) with the music of Dimitri Shostakovich's First Symphony. Matisse had already completed his murals for the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania (1931-33). Those murals were done in the central arches in the main entrance room of the Foundation and gave the artist the idea to repeat them again in his set for the ballet. For more on the ballet set decorations, here is a link: http://www.butler.edu/dance/br-drop-collection/rouge-et-noir/ For more on my parents and Henri Matisse, please go to posts made on June 3, 2010.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

 "Shattered, Scattered", 2012, oil/gessoed ragboard, 21"-17".

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

 "Ocean's Secrets", 2011, watercolor/gouache, 17.5"-14".