The Furioso Series
"Through my paintings, I
attempt to share with the audience my experience of creating a moment in time that is
ethereal and persistent. I generally work on a series of pieces, allowing chance to
clarify ideas that are often lost when working on a single piece. I ritually prepare three
to five sheets of paper with line drawings and certain stencils to facilitate a dialog
between the work and myself. As I work, images and mood begin to coalesce as the
composition of the piece takes shape."
Drawing on his training in painting,
carpentry, quilt making, silkscreen printing, illustration, graphic design and collage,
Raymond Haywood melds techniques and materials to create bold, nontraditional images, with
great passion and presence. The work expands beyond the limits of the frame, impacts the
viewer immediately and demands a response. Although found objects are often used to create
the art, the result is multi-layered and complex, reflecting Haywood's view of the
intricate world in which we live.