This is a 1966/7 student painting, my dialogue with Pop Art and Hard Edge abstraction. When I made this study, one of the ‘QT and Me’ series, I was nude modelling to pay my way through college, interested in images men created of and about women: I put myself in the creators place, painting women with knowledge of how it feels to be gazed at and gazing, both body and mind, inside and outside, model and artist.




Photo credit: Howard Woodruff