I created this image on a textured coquille board with black Prismacolor pencil.
So many of the photos and images we see these days -- from news reporters to Lara Croft -- all center on the young and beautiful. Too often the incredible beauty of age and experience are ignored. In this picture, I was trying to convey the dignity, majesty and beauty of a being who has lived her life, fought her battles, and is at peace with herself.
I certainly hope that when I get older I look as good...although I don't think I'll look quite the same...!
This page updated December 5, 2000
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