Inspiration in Simple Pastimes: The Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo's Proven Axel Path | acrylic and graphite on canvas | 46” x 45”

Wondering how the yo-yo works using simple string wrapped around two circles and about its many paths (“thrown down” or “walk the dog,” anyone?) inspired this new painting, “Yo-Yo’s Proven Axel Path.”

What would be my experience if I could pull the two discs apart from the center axel and watch them spin, as if still on the string?

The result is a composition about circles in space, string gone wild and layering textures, paint and color. It made its debut in my one-person show last weekend – attracting designer and architects’ attention.