The vinographic Untitled Marine Vistas at times appear to be all red. One would assume that as such they would be very different from the blue acrylic Vistas. However, the difference between the appearance of the vinographs and the paintings has never seemed vast. In fact, I often refer to the wine as “blue” while working. The pieces made in red wine inhabit a different space of time than the ones in acrylic. They are somehow older, more ancient, more knowing. They are Homer’s Mediterranean, “the wine-dark sea”. The wine carries within it and around it all of these associations and memories in its red color, and also in the symbolic content of the substance of wine as blood and its role in thousands of years of ritual in and around the Mediterranean.