Philosophy Series

"In the 1970s I quit being an artist and turned my full attention to literature. This work, what I call my "Philosophical" series, was the only body of work I created during my hiatus from art. The concept behind this work was to create large wall installations that would unite painted imagery with language."

Les Real

No Escape, 1975
No Escape, 1975

colored pencil, graphite, tempera on paper, 32" x 35.5"

Unfinished Study for Wall Text, 1975
Unfinished Study for Wall Text, 1975

colored pencil, ink on graph paper, 26" x 33"

The odd getting even with 'IT', 1976
The odd getting even with 'IT', 1976

colored pencil, graphite, ink, tempera on paper, 20" x 33"

No Escape, 1975
No Escape, 1975

colored pencil, graphite, tempera on paper, 32" x 35.5"

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Photems

Positive/Negative, 1974
Positive/Negative, 1974

graphite, watercolor on graph paper, 20.5" x 22.25"

Positive/Negative, 1970
Positive/Negative, 1970

photograph, vinyl lettering on matt board, 14" x 38"

An Hystorical Question Finally Answered., 1974
An Hystorical Question Finally Answered., 1974

graphite, paper collage on paper, 17.75" x 22.25"

Positive/Negative, 1974
Positive/Negative, 1974

graphite, watercolor on graph paper, 20.5" x 22.25"

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