Description: Michael Eastman likes the idea of words on a painting. This work, "Butterflies", shows how Eastman uses words and figures as abstract elements. Sometimes the words are just marks, but sometimes they enhance the meaning of the painting. The unlikely source of the beautiful text "as for butterflies, I can hardly conceive of one" is Marianne Moore's poem "To A Steam Roller". View text and paint detail. |
Michael Eastman's paintings have a nice visual and conceptual complexity that takes time to apprehend. His works are not puzzles that snap into place, but these paintings do reward the viewer who puzzles over them. Visit the Tribeca studio of Michael Eastman whose work is included in the collection of Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC) and the Mauntner-Markof Collection (Vienna, Austria).
View additional works by Michael Eastman.