Artist Statement: Follies The paintings in this series explore human aspiration through symbolism, humor, and satire. The subjects are approached from a male perspective, represented by the underpainting. I have chosen to reverse the use of the traditional sepia underpainting and in these panels, the sepia has become the overpainting: the subject. The imagery is like a magnifying glass through which we examine life’s follies- the theatrical subtext of our lives. The paintings in this series are oil on wood panel.