PORTFOLIO STATEMENT This series of abstractions is based on the 1919 prophetic poem "The Second Coming" by W.B. Yeats. The surface is Yupo (a slippery, synthetic paper) and the media is acrylic, and sometimes oil pigment stick. I began this series after the election in 2016 when the lines "Things fall apart; the centre ccannot hold" began to haunt me. Each title is based on a phrase from the poem. "The Second Coming" is written like an incantation, so when I create these paintings, I chant the phrase aloud as a way of invoking the image. To see the "Phrase," click on the I in the upper right corner of the image.