When, as an adult, I finally looked closely at early family
photographs, I saw that my paintings were deeply rooted in
childhood sense memories. These photographs brought three voices
together: the felt-sense memories of childhood, the expression of
these memories in symbolic imagery, and the mature verbal skill
which integrated them into a conscious narrative.
My grandfather was an architect and he set the tone for the strong
artistic voice that expressed in our family. He loved to document
family life and I am grateful for his heartfelt photographs that bring
my memories back to life. I am moved by the power of his
masculine energy to create the container out of which the quality
of our lives issued.