Tapper is what I hope to be the beginning of a series of vertical figure paintings of people....just people....those who inspire and who "do the daily" in an interesting way. One of my favorite artists of all times is Tyrone Geter who, in a former life, taught at The University of Akron. Clippings of his work still hang on my inspiration bulletin board. For me, the work goes beyond the visual. His telling is big...very very big. My own stories will probably not be like his. The soulfulness of his work is built in, the African heritage with its strong values and intense patterning. But I hope to achieve a strong feeling of the stories I have yet to tell...that is my wish.
Tapper was inspired by some photos in our family album. I see a hesitancy in her stance.