The figure is specific; the face even more so. And, for me, therein lies the rub. So, for many years I photographed neither face nor figure - or did so but never showed them. Then they slowly started creeping into my work. And now, of course, I am enthralled. Whether in flesh or stone or composite material, the figure represents the challenge to find elements and ways of looking at the figure that will allow a degree of abstraction to be revealed, so that in the final image, the individual is able to speak about more than just itself.