16 Times 8 Equals One (series)
Lawrence Philp (MFA 1973)
My investigations into painting have led me to explore and use the mixed media aspect of painting. I am interested in marrying painted relief elements with flat decorated relief element. I am not an abstract expressionist and some of my favorite painters are. I continue to paint and develop, research and experiment. My work carries both abstract and expressionist elements to it. I am fortunate to have continued painting during the last 40 or more years and not waited until I retired or made more money. I think that painting chose me. My work is informed by Abstract Expressionism.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.