Paintings 2 

I try not only to render my subjects’ surface features but also to render visible, as much as possible, the unseen and elusive occupants within. At first, my brushwork comes off as fierce and lacerating, as if I wanted to tear the canvas apart. Upon closer examination, a lightness and tenderness of touch become evident, as if my brush gave form, finally, and paradoxically, to the immaterial. From portrait to portrait though, my various interpretations of the human soul bear an uncanny resemblance to each other. While we vastly differ in our physical predicament, we are remarkably similar within. Perhaps we are all possessed by the very same single soul.