Sunday, June 29, 2014


Formulas which are no longer active, having mysteriously ceased to function.
New color media will be tested and new formulas discovered and the old will give way to the new. It's the nature of research.
Glue paintings are a permanent record of these phenomena.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Wet tests, 2014

The season begins with new color tests. Once the properties of new colors are known, they can be combined with others to create an endless variety of new formulas. Fresh possibilities are pictured here, still in their wet state and in the process of expanding. Hundreds of tests like these will be made.

Their value to future research will be determined after they dry; but while in the process of becoming, anything seems possible.

I observe with anticipation and no small sense of wonder.

(Click on image to enlarge.)

WL, June 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Glue Season 2013

Annual end-of-season photo, 2013. Emphasis this year on grid variations - Hex Grid, Lateral Pairing, Nucleotide Sequencing, and Vertical Stacking. Single extended expansions and compacted miniatures also appeared for the first time.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


#1309 (Nucleotide Sequence 3), 10" x 10", Ink and watercolor suspended in polyvinyl resin glue on cradled wood panel.

Formula chains are synthesized on a template strand, each of the hues orbiting a neutral nucleus.
Hue sequences within the hexagon contain specific hue formulas introduced into the cell membranes.
Adjacent and analogous hues represent domains containing inferred harmonics.

Within the cell membranes, the reaction mix includes an 'inert' (usually a water-based variant) and a 'spreader' that activates the hybridization within the cell on the hexagonal template.