“To represent terrible and questionable things is, in itself, the sign of an instinct of power and magnificence in the artist; he doesn’t fear them. There is no such thing as pessimistic art. Art affirms”.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The figure is central to my expressive needs. Before I ever held a brush I pondered unanswerable questions: what is Man? What does it mean to be human? What are we here for? What am I here for? What is the nature of good and evil? Being human involves a complex interplay between kindness and cruelty, empathy and fear, inner light and dark impulses within each individual. How is our human experience defined by the opposing elements present in every aspect of life?  Even within a molecule there are elements and components that have protective and destructive roles. “Behold the Man” continues to bring me bewilderment, wonder, terror, magnificence, and beauty.