Whenever I'm asked for an artist's statement I always think of a bit of advice I received as a freshman drawing student. Our wise old professor told us, when we were groping for profound and exotic subject matter, that we have enough subjects within a block of our house to keep us busy for a lifetime. Since I'm now alone for the first time in my long life, this seems to become truer with each day. Being alone puts one in a heightened state of awareness. All the objects around me are so personal, collectively so telling of a lifetime of experience, that they really are self-portraits. I admit, not an original idea, but, just the same, I think anyone viewing a retrospective of my life's work would get a vivid image of my daily existance, and maybe consider the clutter in their lives of greater significance.