ACRYLIC ON CANVAS • sizes vary
SOLD: Boilermaker
$250: Rippled Gold, Spun Silver, Focused Gold, Stretched Silver
$950: Bourbon Yellow
$1200: Focal Pint, Whiskey Split
$1400: Whiskey Pink, Bourbon Noir
$1600: Flight Delay (framed)
$1900: Whiskey Green Noir, Pilsner Gold
$20 small prints (8.5″ x 11″); $35 large prints (13″ x 19″)
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Flight Delay is my third show at Kaleid Gallery which is just about to move over to the SoFA district (300 1st Street) later this month. I’ve been working on paintings in this series for the last two years or so, and it’s good to see the series complete.

Why Flight Delay?

In December 2016, after getting to the San José airport to a flight to Burbank, our flight got delayed for hours. We couldn’t catch another flight, so looking to pass the time, we ended up at the Original Joes for drinks and a leisurely wait. The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.

There were four glasses total (one pint glass, one pilsner glass, and two whiskey glasses) and they were on a white paper table covering. The gold, white, and rainbows are all accurate representations of the colors of the reflections themselves, but I took some liberties with the rest of the colors to invoke different moods. Focal Pint and Flight Delay are both fairly true to the original colors.

UPDATE (August 2020)
I submitted the Flight Delay painting for a show at the Mineta San José International Airport called “Holding the Moment” to reflect on the impact of COVID-19. Here’s what I wrote about it in light of that:

The start of a trip is the anticipation – planning, and timing, and coordination, and waiting for these pieces to align across so many people and schedules. An unexpected delay is one of those quiet moments of reflection. We are all experiencing that small moment that can happen when traveling now but en masse. We know we must give the space and time to the people doing everything they can to diagnose, to adjust, to repair, so we can safely move forward. We know those coordinating it are the front line in absorbing how we react. We know why we are here though our role in it is small, and maybe that’s why we are drawn to the windows – to remember we are already in our trip and where we are now is a point along the way.

Artist statement for “flight delay”