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Mandala II
2004
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 70'
Schematic court abstractions puzzle the fraught relationship between the business of professional sports and the sites from which players are drawn. The surround of school courts by emblematic NBA court patterns mimic the magnetism exercised by professional sports in neighborhoods otherwise short on investment that have become gardens for harvesting talent. With this series I am interested formally, in the use of abstraction decipherable as a type of social codex.