Portraits and Figures
I have always been fascinated with people. Portraying people around me was the way I began my way in art, studying and learning. I still do the same thing for the same reason, perhaps just somewhat in different way. I love to see that complete uniqueness, that noble presence and internal refinement that Rob Rieman following Thomas Mann describes as “nobility of spirit”.
I particularly love to find that nobility at the rock bottom of our society which is often the bed rock of our community. When I see that spark of uniqueness and purpose above the mere self in someone’s expression I know I want to capture it.
This idea and search eventually led me to the ongoing Love My Neighbor series and Project as well.