ARTIST'S STATEMENT​​  :: THE FACE

The face and its expression is central to my current series.  It is always where I start my drawing. Every stroke and mark follows that point.  The face has infinite nuances of expression, each lending itself to the evocative narrative I am pursuing.  Few of the faces look at the viewer, allowing a space where the viewer and the art work might arrange a mutual agreement of confrontation.   In the "small gestures/Modes of Escape" animated drawing series and the "Dark Storms" series, in every drawing the eyes look at a naked figure entering a room - or maybe he is leaving.  That drawn image has its own reason to be there; it is a sight-line from the eyes; it is a visual moment that invites interpretation.

I WANT...
my work to be seen as it is, in real air and space and light.  Digital images and photographs are necessary representations since the late 1990s.  I know all the reasons they are used; I will use them as I must; however, I want viewers to see my work straight on, proportionate to their presence, so that they may complete the circle of perception and interpretation.

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