Selected Works



It Always Comes Back to Center


Plumb bobs fascinate me. This is an antique French plum bob. I hung it in my studio and one day began to paint it on a large prepared panel. As I painted the plumb bob the sky began to form around it and my studies of Italian Renaissance painting led to the landscape. LaterI brought the painting into my home and I would often see it from my sofa. During times of trouble or duress this painting reminded me of the balance in life and although it can swing violently and unexpectedly, it always rebalances and “comes back to center”.

Valori Fussell