Michael Morrill

Isis Series: 2007-2014

The works of the Isis series follow a broad parameter of applying black-and-white over color with no constraints to the size or shape of supports. The painting supports in this series wander in dimension, may have multiple elements, and often employ diverse mixed media and unorthodox painting techniques.  The title Isis was chosen for its repetitive typographical design, I-S-I-S, which illustrates a combined expression of geometry and gesture.  Subtitles are often used. It’s not a coincidence that the series title also alludes to the omnipotent goddess Isis, who in ancient Egyptian religion had many powers, but was also the friend of artisans, sinners, and slaves.