I am in the middle of a creative spurt. I have always worked a lot but now a new feeling of liberation and energy has arrived. Maybe it’s having grown children or finishing up a teaching career or finally, getting a studio of my own. Maybe it has to do with what Edward Said called, a Late Style. Whatever it is, the pictures I’m making now have a new flavor of freedom, experiment, pleasure and ambition, borrowing from the feel of contemporary art. Often an artist defines herself by successful pictures from the past – collectors and galleries often remind you about those. But sometimes a new call gets one to consider new avenues of expression and directions and this is where I think I am now. Ultimately, I hope that everything I have made, and continue to make, is part of an expanding arc where early works from youth show up dressed differently, in a new body, and with a new voice.