Planetary Heads 1992-1993
An artist’s life is also a long process of distillation of all of one’s energy and thought into a pure and direct expression. One wants the artistic process to be exciting and involve every aspect of the mind. At this point in my development, I combined my interests in the face and right and left handed paint- ing in a series of planetary heads. I call them so as the head was to me the center of man’s universe, it has its own gravity and can exist in a picture autonomously. Painting the head was a complete expres- sion for me and needed no other elements. I designed these pictures, as in my first narrative works, to contain a psychological event in the act of painting it, in this case, the drama of the right and left brain hemispheres. the heads painted by the right hand(and therefore, the left hemisphere) repre- sented one half of this drama, while the left hand, the other. I had no preconceptions of the expres- sions of each hand although in some cases, the heads were painted first then cut out and selected according to their expression.