Isolated Female Mouth

Material used: Spanish Alabaster

That single tube entering into the body that accomplishes the diverse tasks of breathing, eating and sex is confounding, to say the least. Like a flower, the mouth is more than a simple ornament. It is surrounded by numerous muscles and nerves related to these functions and to the critical function of facial communication. I never do sculptures of the human form except in isolation or out of context (for example, My Wife’s Left Ear, Nostril). The human form has been franchised over the past 3,000 years of sculpture, and there is probably not much left to add.