One of the most disturbing paintings I’ve ever done. It’s genesis was a newspaper page which reproduced an manuscript page showing sketches from the Italian Renaissance. I had folded the page and placed it in my easel tray where unknowingly it was penetrating my subconscious daily as I worked. I kept thinking I saw a woman’s leg on the newspaper but it was something else. Regardless, I eventually decided to explore my curiosity about the form and began to paint this figure. I can’t recall how the rest of the composition developed nor do I know what it means. I only know that the title “Abandoned Quarry” has multiple meanings.