The human body has long inspired artists and representations of it can be found in many of the world’s greatest works of art.
Such works could not have been produced without meticulous study and observation. Nowadays, figure drawing is in danger of being regarded as an outmoded means of artistic expression.
The demise of life drawing in our art institutions is lamentable, because the disciplines it teaches underpin most of our visual language and these are very often productively transferred to other areas of art and design.
As artists, we use visual information to convey our innermost thoughts and ideas. The human form and condition, have been used continuously by artists down through the ages to convey a wealth of such information, and how to communicate this to the viewer is one of the most difficult challenges an artist can face.
‘So central is the human form to the history of art that it inevitably became an accepted standard against which draftsmen tested and sharpened essential drawing skills’.
As we become more engaged with technology, we humans are becoming ‘mind heavy’ and are losing the ability to stay connected with our own bodies.
Focusing on the human figure with the understanding that it is the most expressive vehicle in which to represent the human condition, I am interested in creating artworks that also serve to embody my deeper interests of Anatomy, Eastern philosophy, and Movement practices and I have continually tried to capture the essence of each within my work.
“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”