"Since ancient times, many have seen painting as either an exercise in artifice or in poesis-creation. My interest lies in the combination of the two, seeking balance in the juxtaposition of apollonian and dionysian perspectives. I find greatest inspiration in the gesture and study of the human figure, and believe it to be the ideal vehicle for expression of these dueling principles of human nature. This body of work reveals aspects of process, points of departure for inspiration, and image as integral elements in the practice of painting."
--Saskia Ozols, 2007