The Kimono Series was developed after I moved to New York City in 1976. I was greatly influenced by Dorothea Rockburne's folded works and its association with origami. I began folding and combining multiple sheets of paper creating a pseudo origami process in order to create a kimono shape. Onto this shape, I painted multiple layers of acrylic and rhoplex that were initially minimal and more about color and texture. Eventually the paintings evolved incorporating more iconic imagery with glitter, and more emphasis on surface dynamics of color and texture.