The Approach is a pastel on BFK paper measuring 53 in. H x 41 in. W. and created in 2012. Similar to my other pastels of seated figures, this image looks to the moment between conversation and action. The girls are caught somewhere between the ease and joy of childhood and the shift towards adulthood. We witness a passage as conversation halts. Change is felt in the tension of a turned head. I am interested in this ambiguous psychological and narrative space, one that perhaps hints at beginnings and endings.