Period 2 Stoneman [1970-1980]
My formula for the stonepaintings revealed itself when grass and trees were no longer relevant to the world of strange phenomena in which I was immersed. Stone turned into a symbol for all matter.
The strength of stone was able to communicate the idea that man is in a constant struggle to fulfill the desire to be strong, to live long, to transcend a body made of flesh and bone and to defy gravity. My images depict light as the source of all matter with man striving to be reunited with it in a quest to transcend the limitations of matter.
With my move to New York City in 1974, the STONEMAN appeared as an alien on the New York art scene. However, after public debues in the futuristic magazine OMNI and art collections of psychologists and researchers, the stoneman was welcomed.
The triptych LIFE-POLES (1977) is the climax of this period.
It depticts stonemen concentrating their forces as they disappear in a BLACK HOLE, become GRAY MASS and turn into WHITE LIGHT that is charged with "new powers" (title of a series of paintings). In another series of paintings their bodies become transparent as they disappear into time-portals in the surface of the earth.