The human form is one of the most challenging and important subjects in visual art. These figurative works in various media are created from the imagination or from life in the studio over many sessions with models, most of whom are anonymous. The process can span anywhere from a 15 minute sketch to 100 hours. Photography is not used in this process. These works represent the gradual accumulation of selected moments that have been observed or imagined over time. The artist's intention is to capture the psychological impression of the subject's personality or emotional state, and use the figure as an allegorical device.