I believe in the communicative power of the
abstract and visual structures within a picture. However, most of my work for over 40 years has also included a high degree
of representation. I think that my need to reference reality stems from my desire to affirm that wondrous things happen in
this world, in our realities, our lives and our times.
I find the experience of looking at a picture to be similar to listening
to music. If there is representation in the picture, I see it much like the words in a song. Poetry and music are
two different languages – but they can be combined to great effect.
Visually, I want to make pictures that will strike me, and the viewer, the way the sound of a cello affects
me – it almost seems as if I hear it in my chest, I feel it in my own body, like breathing. I know it comes to me from
another source but it seems to vibrate within me.