Balance of Chance, 2008, Watercolor on paper, 30” x 22”
This painting is from a series of similarly balance stacks of rocks describe by Sedat Pakay as “a tour of "Mending Walls", "Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…" comes to mind. Each stone has it’s own individual beauty while together they are functional, yet mutable structures. The history of cairns, stones used as ballast, mile and tomb markers are also recalled. Utilitarian uses with metaphoric meanings.