Carolyn Livingston is a figurative painter and in her current work continues to use the body autobiographically to express her internal world. The physical is a stand-in for the metaphysical. Androgynous bodies float in an ethereal world of longing and tenderness, sometimes two figures wrapped around each other, sometimes a figure alone, suspended in isolation. Her process is to continually scrape and sand down her surfaces, creating a transparent quality, thereby erasing much of the corporeal nature of the body. The figures are souls radiating a certain poignancy, both deeply human and otherworldly.