If we cannot redefine the illusions of youth culture and the mirror of consumer advertising, we will misunderstand that each mature woman holds within her a strident reality, a voice and an unequivocal life.

The focus is on youth in our culture. A kind of misdirected absorption. The point of this series is to examine the beauty of maturity.

The women who understand love and grief, the realm of imperfection, who hold life with a tenderness, whose narratives are at times inconvenient, and whose intellect and sensuality has shifted with experience, are at once essentially knowledgeable, talented, mortal and remarkable.

Each environmental portrait of these women was photographed in the intimacy of home surroundings with their choices or lack of them. Each image serves to both confirm, celebrate (and disrupt) the accepted concept of maturity.