"I have been drawn to the human figure as the object of my work since I began painting. In recent years, I have begun exploring the figure as a specimen, or as an object to be studied. Humans are the driving force of my art, and I have a passion for learning about them—their past as well as their contemporary culture. To me, the human form seems to transcend the specific individual. The figure is a physical specimen as well as an amorphous collection of sensory experience—at once both objectively and subjectively fascinating."