2000, Bronze, 23" h x 11 /2" w x 11" d, edition 30
From the time I began working with this model I was intrigued with the attitude her body fell into seated on a stool. It was both a challenge and a pleasure attempting to capture her expression, all the time not pinpointing what the "expression" was really saying. There I was working in my world all the while the model was working in her world, each of us coming from different points of view, entitled to our own thoughts, our separateness.
I have often said that I feel a work is completed when it conveys a soul of its own, and I feel that this sculpture does. I feel the work conveys her expression but I did not capture her soul. Obviously, she is indifferent to me, or anyone else for that matter, who attempts to figure her out. I paid her to model for me but her life is her own. It is like all of us, we work for a living because we need to make money, but that is not always where our spirit is. I have a job so that I can earn the money to make my art. I make my art to feed my soul. And so it is with her, and so, I call her "Moonlighting".