Gallery Category: Rocks and Trees
Plan for sculpture

Plan for Sculpture

Do the drawings of sculptural inventions, obviously metallic, nearly build-able, represent abstract expression in an future age, a eutectic of metal-form and organic complexity? There is an inhuman quality to these forms yet they bristle and sway like something alive. Under a cap or mantle, is it a shell or perhaps an expanding sail that […]

Plans for Sculpture

Plans for Sculpture

Do the drawings of sculptural inventions, obviously metallic, nearly build-able, represent abstract expression in an future age, a eutectic of metal-form and organic complexity? There is an inhuman quality to these forms yet they bristle and sway like something alive. Under a cap or mantle, is it a shell or perhaps an expanding sail that […]

Monhegan Island, ‘79

Monhegan Island, ‘79

Out in the plein air, on vacation in Maine, Zeke made many drawings with a rapid, calligraphic  brush and wash. Sumi or carbon black ink with water on washi,  Japanese hand-made paper was his medium of choice for some of his most expressive drawings through the decades. These were some of the first papers friend Aiko […]

Rocks

Rocks

Zeke produced a series of oil on paper paintings which seemed to study the effects of gravity and balance on settling rocks.  The results are these serendipitous arrangements with great stability and calm yet infused with the feeling that it could have turned out differently. It was drawn from the imagination. When compared to the other […]

Color Tree

Color Tree

Oil on paper A color invention in the form of the sculptural tree, that enigmatic form that Zeke loved to explore. Oil paints and printing inks were applied with knives and brushes to good effect. “Over the years similar images and forms recur as if each of us possesses a fluid bank of scripts which we never exhaust.”     Z.Z.  1980