The inner force of living things is what motivates me to paint the human form. My first experience with figurative art took place when I was a child of eleven, viewing the old masters paintings at the Louvre Museum of Art. The paintings went beyond the illusion of real; they came alive. I felt the presence of the artist and a connection with humankind.
Associations with the human body are multifaceted, complex and immediate. Seeing it we recognize ourselves and each other. The world is filtered through our bodies. Experience is visceral. There is no more appropriate subject matter to embody the mystery of being alive.
Exploration of the architecture of the body becomes a starting point into the meditation of what truly lies underneath. My desire is to evoke the mystery and gravity of being alive through the many layers of the painted human form.
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