This round of featured works relate to one another in that they share compositional elements while being spread apart by years. When I first saw the Richard Diebenkorn Ocean Park paintings I was moved visually and conceptually. New vision led to new compositions. The resulting series (to which Dumbrellaphant belongs) became a Midwesterner’s treatment of those compositional choices. As washes and lines gave way to more solid shapes in the IL series, Yella and Blue Corner arrived. Eighteen months later, the Rurality series inadvertently tread the same compositional territory with the addition of a more literal, though hybridized, roadside imagery like that found in numbers 8 and 24. Yella and Overpasses show an interpretation of, and then a representation of, a highway form that has always delighted my eye... When looking back at these works it is comforting to track a familial resemblance—the core of what has interested me, interests me still. Even the collages and watercolors of the past few years share these elements with their older siblings. @mbencohanstudio on Instagram.