PORTFOLIO STATEMENT This series of pastel abstractions is based on the 1919 prophetic poem "The Second Coming" by W.B. Yeats. I began this series shortly after the election in 2016. Each painting's title is a phrase or excerpt 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 enlarged image.