David Silva Rose

Neighborhood: Portola

When I paint, it usually begins just as a possibility, a layering of accident and discovery with some control thrown in. The current Stripe Series was originally started as an exercise to get me painting in a more hard-edged style but it led to the discovery of color relationships, surface texture and depth of field. In fact, I began to see bands or strata in everything around me, from sky, sea and sand to streets and sidewalks. The stripes have become metaphor and the evolution of this one series best illustrates my method of making art. What starts as experimentation usually leads to the investigation of deeper existential meaning.