The private school I attended, K-12, underwent major renovations following Hurricane Katrina. One change made was the addition of an art gallery, adjacent to the school auditorium. This area had been used to display art before, but now it was enlarged and modified for that specific use. My first visit to the gallery was to view a retrospective exhibit of Abstract Expressionist artist Fritz Bultman. He is an alumnus from ’33.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
His work inspired me to make a painting. When I finally got around to fleshing out my idea, I turned to the Internet for images. I mulled over the various examples I found. In the end I took the spirit of one composition and used colors I remember seeing in some of the pieces from the exhibit. The result is what you see here.