"The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) #10: The Decay of Year End" (1994)

"The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) #10: The Decay of Year End," 1994
Acrylic on wood, 62 1/2 x 40 inches
Photo by Frederik Nilsen
Courtesy Jablonka Galerie, Cologne

"I decided to go back to my originating trauma- my student training- and I took all these drawings, which are perversions of Hoffmanesque compositional principles that I did in college, and I re-learned to paint that way. In trauma literature the part you can’t remember or the time of trauma is called 'missing time,' and then you recover it. So I re-learned to paint in this manner and did a series called the 'Thirteen Seasons' in this regressive manner."

- Mike Kelley

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