I have been asked to exhibit in an upcoming Recycled Art Show at the Rainforest Art Foundation, 36-58 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. I am very excited about this opportunity and am submitting the following images to the curator for consideration in the show. Not all, maybe not even any of these pieces will be selected, but either way, I am looking forward to the show and updating everyone on the details of the event, as well as the pieces that will be on display. Stay tuned!
These are Arc Paintings done in the likes of Abstract Expressionism, but on a grand scale. They each are done in a series of 1 meter by 1 meter panels and when combined, each Arc Painting measures 10 meters by 2 meters. I created these in the 1960s and 70s and have 6 of them in my College Point, NY studio.
I am John Norwood. I am trying to be an artist. This is an Arc Painting. I call it Falling Balls. And it reminds me of the moon. I think it looks to me like a cold moonscape. It goes up and down in space with the segments of arcs in metric dimensions: a millimeter up to a kilometer. It’s concerned with arcs of metric circles. The left panel has a one meter diameter circle and then it goes down to 10 centimeters, 1 centimeter and 1 millimeter. Then it goes up to 10 meters, 100 meters, and 1,000 meters, the arcs going through this painting. These paintings were done 40 some years ago in New Jersey where I had an art studio. And the junk on it is stuff left from architectural models, stuff from doing the renovation on this building. It’s all very autobiographical, like a baby barricade, a carousel from a slide camera, and various other cut-off wood from doing the renovation.