I draw feminine figures and objects in private, undefined spaces. The women are in ritual like poses, repressing tension and desire. These poses act as an endurance exercise of sorts with no inherent purpose. The still lifes I draw are of vessels - bowls, containers, cups, even the bodies I draw become a still lifes.
I search for meaning, albeit invented through my drawings, the resting of a chin on a shelf, a cracked egg in a decorative bowl, the weight of a stone in a hand. Alone these things are trivial, a mere happening in a private space. I impart meaning to them while drawing them over an extended period of time, often months. I declare these things are purposeful with every hour spent scratching pencil to paper, my concentration and movement.