The reference to the figure in my work has emerged as a discovery rather than an assumed goal initiated with clear intent. The work I create is the product of a visceral approach towards a physical interpretation of life experience cataloged in my subconscious. The appearance of a figurative reference is something I admittedly do not completely understand at this point in my career. I find this mystery similar to and also completely related to the evolution and awareness of a deeper connectedness to life. I am beginning to realize that intent may exist when the work begins but may not be clear to oneself or others till much later. With that said, I am interested in the figure and my work as a whole as a lens through which I can gaze with fascination at the infinite complexities of life. Perhaps through creating art that utilizes the figure I can look back at where I have been and find a deeper connectedness to where I am now.