Tempera on blueprint paper approx. 32″ x 44″, circa 1980
One night on the way home to my apartment in Fort Greene I saw a dumpster loaded with discarded blueprints from some architects office. I recovered a few rolls and was interested in the smooth coated surface. A few nights later I began a painting a series of images. Loving the smooth feeling of the brush over the coated surface of the blueprint stock I quickly filled my studio with twenty or thirty paintings. My room mate, Steve Buckley walked in at about 2 am and couldn’t believe how many paintings were scattered all over the place. You couldn’t even walk.