The Signs were conceived as doorways or portals, and were larger than body-size to give the sense that one could enter them physically. The signs themselves were the marks that stood
in the way, the things one had to pass through or around.

The Signs are meant to reflect very elemental mark making forms- prehistoric painting, pictograms by primitive peoples, early Christian and Hebraic imagery: the shared use of symbol.
At this point i was coming from a background of figuration in painting, and the sign was an abstract stand-in for the figure- but they also relate to a variety of natural forms tress, water, land.
These were the beginning of a long exploration into abstraction reflecting influences of diverse painters Jasper Johns, Schnabel, Baselitz, Terry Winters Pollock, and others.
The Sign paintings were thought of as warnings, alarms and havens. They were painted with a certain amount of reverence, energy, violence and frustration but became very peaceful and
contemplative as the series advanced.
The First Day of Living 1990 84” x 55”                                                                                                                                                                              Fountain 1990 84 “x 55”              
White Giant 1990 84” x 55”                                                                                                                                                                                           A Painting About Water 1991 86” x 61”
I Could (They told us to be very Brave) oil on canvas 1991 90” x 66”                                                                                                                                           Salve' 1991 84” x 65”
A Painting About Clarity 1991  90” x 65”                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Painting About Seeing 1991 90” x 65”                                       
I Will 1991 90" x 66"                                                                                                                                                                                  A Painting About Believing 1991 90" x 66"
There We Would Lay Down to Rise (If I had a field) 1991 79” x 66”                                                                                                                              A Painting for Loss (A Container for their Souls) 1992 84” x 64”