Before Bolivia: 1962-1973

Upon graduation from college in 1973, my room mate and I boarded a bus in Tijuana, Mexico and traveled by land to Cochabamba, Bolivia. Works before this journey have negative numbers. After, positive numbers. Numbers in brackets are from 2010 UCB/ECAI catalog count.

Paintings 1-66, [NF 5a-m.], in which the elements of 6 years college study of English Literature and Studio Arts, several drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures coalesced in such a way as to indicate I was ready to continue on my own artistically. Due to training under Abstract Expressionist masters, and because of Abstract Expressionist interface of religious and aesthetic methodology to develop one’s intuition and reach the unconscious, I feel Abstract Expressionist tenets remain viable and a pertinent vehicle for the research and intentions of the NEPSIS FOUNDATION project. Also compare to the poems by the artist from this period.