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Joined: Jul 23, 2010
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My paintings and drawings set free my innermost thoughts and ideas concerning everyone’s outermost thought or idea – that of themselves and the figure they cut in the world. I bring together the idea I have of the human figure with an idea had by the person to whom that figure belongs. I create it in a piece of art which then resonates with another person who displays my work to their world in their living space. Three people, at least, bound by acceptance of a single idea that honours inner, corporeal, and outer worlds.
Movement has become a central element in my recent works. The characters in my paintings and drawings are powerful and made only more so for enduring how I would portray them. Consider the exquisite kinesis, the throb of a body captured in bondage, and compare to it the exuberant trajectories of the trapeze artist, glorious dancers in air. Draw them both into the perfectly disciplined stop-motions of the danseuse or the athlete. Sense all of it in the break of a fallen boxer’s breath as taut muscles pause to reignite. All slices of stilled, economical motion, exploring the inner idea, the corporeal feeling, and the outer expression, all outside of time.
My intention is to bring you, the viewer, into that slice, into the exploration, and out of time. And in the end, my work is about self acceptance, that our bodies, minds and souls are to be honoured.