|The Nude in the 21st Century|
These paintings are about looking at "the figure" and painting it--the context and the process.
It is such a strange context, and yet familiar in the artist's world, in which a naked person finds himself casually keeping company with a very busy clothed one. The nude figure session forms a unique culture: one of looking and being looked at, intimacy and distance, a group and yet individual investigation of the ways we are human. I find this sort of figure painting an interesting microcosm (or stand-
The process of hurrying to record this, in paint, makes for the immediate look of these pieces. It's my antidote for reality-deficit-disorder brought on by too much media.