Galleries: A narrative of the body > Early work

In my early work I use the organic forms of the floating colors to suggest states of body: assocations of sensory and sensual experience, evocations of bodily memory. Spinal surgery and a year in a full-body plaster cast at age thirteen had been a life-defining experience, and I emerged from my plaster shell as if from a chrysalis, reveling in movement and the feel of my own skin. But over the next twenty years, gravity pressed down invisibly on my vulnerable spine, and pain was woven together with pleasure.