Whether in a state of rapture or serenity, the women I create have
an innate self-possession, an inner smile, as if finding a beautiful,
abundant garden. They share the same inner contentment, living in
pleasure with themselves and their surroundings, for their own sake.
It is their pleasure.
I carry this feeling of simplicity and strength in the form of the
piece. Smooth simple lines and curves accentuated by only slight details
of expression in faces and hands, the feeling of peace and balance
resonates through the form, even if the tableau itself is not immediately
The horse, the horse is life. The horse is sex. The relationship between
the figures and the horse changes in it's degree of intimacy, interaction
and importance; and can be interpreted on several levels - as the
fundamentally sexual relationship between horse and rider, women's
relationship with her own sexuality, and thus life itself.
Initially, the men had a very different, less connected energy than
the women. There is now a greater communion with the horse and rider
of both sexes. So much of the presence of my images comes from antiquity;
it's references and reverence in a history of erotica, synonymous
with the female nude.
My work is more sensual than sexual; concerned with expression of
inner balance on a universal level rather than pertaining specifically