Suspicion is spray paint and latex on canvas, 36″ x 24″. I created it on May 22, 2015. I wanted to depart a little from my usual Jackson-Pollockish abstract expressionist method of splattering paint onto canvas and try something more in the line of hard-edge painting. This turned out to be somewhere between the two.
I chose the name Suspicion, because if I were to put myself in the place of the white squiggle to the right of center, I would see hard edges all around on a vague, nebulous background with unidentifiable things moving toward me from all directions while being unaware of their purpose(s). I have no idea what the technical, psychological name for this type of empathy/sympathy for a splatter of paint would be, but now that I bring it up, a graduate student in psychology somewhere will probably write a paper about it. I had no idea what I would name it when I was working on it. I was just experimenting with form and color.