“Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown.”

This series moves to Chinatown, NYC and continues to create two works, two juxtapositions of the same source image.

I start with a photograph of an everyday city scene. From that, I make my first painting — a gouache on paper. It’s vibrant. It’s time and labor intensive. The result evokes a kaleidoscope or stained glass or a still from a rotoscoped Richard Linklater film.

Then I take the same photo and go in a completely opposite route. I make a Xerox transfer, purposefully imperfect, that I then elaborate with pen & ink. Where the first painting was colorful, this one is stark black and white. Where the first painting required attentive detail, this one is the product of improvisation and imperfection.