Peter Clarke (1929 - )
Franz Kline (20th cent. Abstract Expressionist Artist, USA)

mixed media
50 x 35cm

It is not as easy or pointless
as it may seem to suggest.
Working with wide brushstrokes
white on black,
the gestures, this way, that way,
are calculated carefully
to create
balance, tensions even
& a statement of sorts
via pigment lavishly applied
within the oblong space
of canvas.
Contemplating this exercise
the viewer is engaged
in silence.

2005 Michael Stevenson. All rights reserved.