The torso, from the Latin tursus, is the true pulsating centre of the human body.
I was impressed by the great energetic power that emanates from the statues of Khmer art
whose slender and graceful features convey a harmonious and elegant image.
I found, in the statues of Khmer art, the same strong energy that springs from the Egyptian
sculptures of the Saite period and, in the Greek Archaic Sculpture, gushes out from the
kouroi ("boys") and korai ("maidens"), youthful human figures, respectively male and female,
at the culmination of intellectual and physical development, not yet touched by decline.
I selected some of my sketches for prints in limited edition of six copies each.
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