Figurative and Portraits

The victims of war are not sacrifices made as a means to an end of any kind, but in the most precise sense are both the means and the end in themselves.~Elaine Scarry

My figurative and portrait work hovers between a literal and metaphorical depiction of the human form, imitating the difficulty of describing traumatic memory. Many drawings are small, the size of vintage family photos, evoking those loved, scratched on fragments of paper, wrinkled perhaps from being stuffed in a pocket or enclosed in a hand.  Realism is fleeting; feeling remains, even as detail fades; traces of tenderness linger as if not to lose sight of  goodness in the face of catastrophe.

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