Figuratively Speaking

As an artist I have two needs to be fulfilled -- personal and aesthetic. The personal is acting out the internal struggle for my own psychological reasons. The aesthetic expression is my own immediate sensual contact with the entire experience of life. These experiences are important to my understanding of life, and my art is an interpretation of what I have experienced. It is the creative impulse that urges this expression with all the passion and sensitivity reflected in its final form.

I have used the female form over and over again as a vehicle for artistic expression. The nude figure is no more than the point of departure and is part of the pictorial construction that satisfies my sense of form. It has been used to express my feelings about what I see and perceive in the world around me -- from life, love and sex to death.