Every human action is a complex yet easily grasped pattern depicting a hierarchy of movement relationships – a hand moving more freely than an elbow, an elbow more than a shoulder, a shoulder more than a hip.  The information supplied to the eye can be transmitted by the mere slight adjustment of one image to the next.  Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase and the many works of Italian Futurists like Umberto Boccioni and Giacomo Balla are informed by a similar depiction of movement, speed and intent.  One of my primary goals in painting figures is to reveal the human narrative therein through a spare synthesis of images that depict the subtle hierarchical movement pattern. To put it simply, I work to capture the revealing gesture.