I'm in the middle of two figure paintngs. Typically, I have no formula for putting them together but simply work until it finishes itself. I recall one model (who posed for Giacometti) saying how he dreaded the artist reaching for a certain brush which he knew was the particular brush that was going to wipe out days of involvement that wasn't working. This model had been sitting for weeks beyond what he thought was going to be necessary. My images show no interest in appearing anything like Giacometti's. In fact that would be impossible since I left imitating the "look" of admired painters long ago. But I do have a similar interest in bringing a profound presence to a human figure. It's been many years since I'veI worked on serious figures. But my association wth the Midwest Paint Group and their gift of a suite of prints to The Swope Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana caused me to produce 21 monoprints to choose 1 for the suite gift. Those monoprints of head images reminded me of how much I enjoy "figure" work. Currently, The Midwest Paint Group is mounting a Figure Show where all members (10) will contribute to this traveling show.