The Cut Outs started when i saw a student in the 8th grade sucking her thumb in my art class in the 90's. I did a series of drawings and paintings where I was eating my hands and feet (see last image). The Cut out is meant to to be a release from something, an intentional braking of an idea or schema. The last large works where actually stated in the late 80's and finished in 2015. They stand free like steles so that the viewer can see the stretcher fabric and bleeding.