“I admired the bold black-and-gold contrasts in William Thielen's mandala-like Untitled
No. 156 (Mixed Messages) (2001) and was fortunate to meet him in the gallery. The
personable Thielen, who can usually be found in his studio in Carbondale, Ill., proved
to be passionate about abstract art. He was justifiably proud of having his mixed-media
piece ($1,800) included in such a first-rate and invigorating selection of work.
Here's hoping he'll be having a one-man show the next time we meet.” Artnet August