I met a model for Albuquerque named Stephanie Landers in 2007 and we worked together for a couple of days. She was sharp witted and energetic and she sparked a change in my work. I’d been experimenting with oil and basically copying my pastel work. I had locked myself into the same style.
Stephanie helped me break the bounds of the “pretty” picture and allow myself to do something raw and emotional. The Visceralia Series came directly from our session and it was the starting point for Connective-Tissue. Scroll down the page to see the evolution from traditional to visceral.