After many years of exploring the figure in painting I felt moved to do a series of extreme close ups of the human face.
With the subjects' eyes closed the viewer has the freedom to gaze upon the face. A face that inspires deep contemplation and meditation.
A vivid color palette is accented with decorative gold designs.
Two birds, beaks gently touching, suspend in flight over the subject's closed eyelid. The birds represent the fragile relationship the psyche experiences reconciling the inner and outer worlds.