I'm enjoying exploring her work. It ranges in approach and concept, but even her most hard-edged, geometric paintings are executed with a painterly vigor.
Instead of asking "Is this okay? Did I do it right?" Heilmann tells us "This is how it is."
She also obviously knows that for a lively, spontaneous-seeming painting to work, it must be rigorously planned.
Here is Mary Heilmann with "Two-Lane Blacktop".