FIGURATIVE

Figurative work spans large scale and intimate formats, in painting, drawing and printmaking. The content of this work examines an array of underlying issues pertaining to the body and relationship/isolation: impermanence, the imprint of loss, the evolution of identity and the temporary nature of form. The language of the figure is expanded to incorporate exposure of the Pentimento in painting--the process of repentance and change. The work often reveals the decisions of adding multiples of one figure to communicate a dialogue of gestures: twisting, bending, disconnected, uneasy--the body hit with an unforgiving light, broken into incomplete shapes, wrapped in cloth and shadow.

The image/symbol of the body represents the inner conflict inherent to the limitations of an existence as form: weight, aging, illness; appearance vs. identity; and the body as a vessel: storing injuries and loss, recording experience and growing heavy with the burden of past.