In the Summer of 2014 I set out on a project in Italy, the goal of which was to uncover or come to grasp something of the enigma of the works of Piero della Francesca. For 30 days I used drawing and painted sketches as a way to think through Piero’s frescoes in person. Or to speak less abstractly, I was trying to become acquainted, conversational, or maybe even intimate with these luminous works.
While the works below are by no means “artworks” so to speak, I include them here because of the project’s significance to my current work. Piero’s frescoes and the abstract ideas I gleaned while studying them lay embedded in the way I see, and they will direct my work for years to come, should I be so lucky.