"With these miniatures, I was influenced by a show of Dottie Attie’s that I’d seen years ago in New York. Her tiny drawings lined up horizontally in a row, winding around the gallery walls as they told a humorous, melodramatic story. If the poses in this Keyhole Series look familiar, I took the nude figures from Edward Muybridge’s classic book of time-lapse photographs The Human Figure in Motion (circa 1881). After I did two Keyhole paintings on canvas (Numbers 5 and 6), I switched to gessoed masonite for a smooth surface, enabling me to get finer detail."
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