Headless Torsos  |  see full page of nudes 

Golden Age
Viking Prow
1990 | Motherhood | blue patina | 4.5"x19"x5.5"
1991 | Love | bronze | 10.5"x14.5"x5.5" 

In 1989, after 10 years of creating bronze sculpture, I wanted to streamline my casting method. My problem-solving approach (to art and life) is to focus on the WHAT…WHY…and HOW of an issue.  

WHAT…Develop a new visual for my next series of nudes. |  Transition to an easier method of casting bronze sculpture.
WHY….Save my time and energy.
HOW…Begin with new techniques and images. Omit the head, back and armsExperiment with thin-shelled torsos with legs (Overte’) and without legs (Innocence).  Use  ceramic-shell investment to simplify the casting process.

The conflict between external and internal identities is another of my recurring themes.  People who delve into their psyche may recognize their two identities, public and privateThe public persona gives a false representation.  It is a facade to mask the private feelings of agendas, inner thoughts, and hidden secrets.  Each nude’s outer-chromatic surface offers a pleasing persona…the inner-black cavity represents the darkness.

By using unassuming graceful silhouettes with hollowed torsos, I succeeded in respecting the dignity of the female body while streamlining the technical process.

 Twelve nudes were exhibited at the Katzenstein Gallery at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, in 1991.