“HRH” – 12″ × 12″ – Giclee print on stretched canvas – A pattern in a line of men’s neckwear called “The Jazz Collection”, a line I represent as straddling the line between the conservative and the innovative and which heretofore I have not realized as printed silk neckties for want of sufficient capital.
“Jazz is a word of considerable power and influence with innumerous meanings whose usage is as common as its essence is elusive. In one sense, Jazz is the improvised expression of the old and the new, the already formed and the yet to be discovered, everyday elements coming together in the perishing moment and finding in an absurd universe something sacred. At the same time, Jazz is the spontaneous triumph of the human will, freedom revealing itself as the only necessary truth aside from death. We reflect that in a world without a priori givens, man is responsible for complete and total self-authorship. As such, Jazz is finally the casting off of the anguish that all leaders know, and in the tempering of chaos with human order, the arriving at something original and beautiful.” – Andrew Lipsky