Why is the human figure an eternal subject ?   Human physicality – fragility, strength, movement, beauty and our amazing capacity to experience the world around us using our senses has something to do with it.   An even stronger motivation is self examination.  We are fascinated by our own species, we like to watch others and contemplate the meaning of life ( of others and our own)

The artist experiences the sensations of working directly from a model – unclothed images of the figure have a timeless quality about them.  The clothed figure can add mystery and distortion through the character and form of the clothing; pattern and abstraction are available for the re-invention of the form of the body, leaving the attention and focus for the head, hands and feet.  quote Emily Ball