Oil on canvas, 36 x 78 in.
San Diego Gas & Electric Company Corporate Office
Starting in about the mid-1980’s and continuing for the rest of his creative life, these fragmented body parts became more abstracted and diagrammatic—almost a kind of visual shorthand for male and female: genitalia, breasts, arms and legs, even internal body parts like bones, rib cages, hearts, and brains. Each of these became recurring icons, separately offering seemingly specific meanings and associations for the artist. The works’ colors became increasingly bold: blood red, azure, dazzling yellows, greens, and oranges, pinks.