Presently, truth is clearly winning out over beauty as is evidenced by these “unbeautiful” paintings which are part of a larger series of archetypes. They are flawed, edgy, hurt, yet sincere. Like real humans they possess paradoxical qualities; opposites working simultaneously. Their visual metaphors attempt to go beyond the specific, hopefully, to lead us downward into the depths of our selves and to awaken new areas of the psyche.