Artist Statement: Balancing Act In this series I became preoccupied with the notion that life is frequently viewed as a game. Depending on one’s mood, it can be handled playfully or strategically; the game is observed by spectators who are continually passing judgment. Anonymous audiences clap in appraisal of feats of physical daring attempted. There is always the over- riding acrobatic challenge of simultaneously juggling and balancing whatever life throws us. The pieces in this series are both works on paper and oil on linen.