The title “Abstract Nudes” may seem both evasive and pretentious, and I apologize for this. But I do not know how else to signal that I do not intend these images to be erotic. A commonly used alternative is “Art Nude,” but that seems inadequate to me, since the artistic can be quite legitimately erotic, and some of the best erotic images (paintings, drawings, and photographs) have also been some of our best works of art.
I will be pleased if those who view these nudes understand what I have tried to do, and if they judge that I have succeeded in showing the glory of the female body in something close to innocence. I hope that my brand of abstraction yields innocence.
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