Recent visits to the rain forests along the coasts in Costa Rica and Argentina have had a profound effect on my sense and appreciation of density, light, atmosphere and scale. While I do not attempt to paint portraits of forests or the seas, this new body of work uses, as a point of departure, the overwhelming awareness of the sensations I recall from spending time in these forests and along the coastline. The indelible marks with which I was left seem to be directing a fecund accumulation of that density, light and atmosphere in a series of large scale paintings and small boxes. Within this direction doors are opening to recall and memories of forests and oceans I have visited in the past in Europe, Asia and the Americas and thus unlocking new avenues of memory and recall.


A new series of paintings developed simultaneously - these paintings speak of the infinite variety in nature, the dispersion of marks in a field or matrix and the state of being held or floating in direct opposition to the forces of gravity. Moving, shifting, changing and evolving, these paintings are born directly from the Forests and Seas paintings. 


Lawrence Fodor  2011  

Poseidon’s Dream 2, 2011-12, oil, wax, and alkyd on canvas, 80 x 80 inches

Poseidon’s Dream 1, 2011-12, oil, wax, and alkyd on canvas, 80 x 80 inches

Rain Forest 1, 2009-10, oil, wax, and alkyd on canvas, 80 x 84 inches

Rain Forest 2, 2009-10, oil, wax, and alkyd on canvas, 80 x 84 inches

Suspension 1, 2009-11, oil, wax and alkyd resin on canvas, 78 x 76 inches

Renascent I, 2011-13, oil, wax, and alkyd on canvas, 72 x 70 inches

Ligature 16 Blue-Green/Violet/Red, 2009,

oil, wax and alkyd resin on canvas, 82 x 80 inches

2009 - 2013