Gallery and Studio View
The work at Wheatleigh was a great opportunity to pursue the interiors I had been working on for the past few years. My first point of entry was through the kitchen, where I felt most comfortable, and where I found a very dynamic visual and social environment.
The work eventually separated into 2 parts: Interiors centered on a dialog with the house of Changy, in France, for the Wheatleigh, and a Kitchen Series which I showed at Ute's Gallery.
That winter I also visited Windows on the World, at the World Trade Center. The view was amazing. I could swear you could see the curve of the earth. It made me wonder what it would be like to paint the over-sized still lives I had started in France, while looking at this view (see last thumbnail on this page). I was accepted to the World Views residency which gave 12 artists access to studio space on the 91st floor of tower 1 of the WTC, and spent the winter of 1998-99 pursuing this tack.