The figure, clearly strong and masculine, is presented with a diminished body, appearing vulnerable within the context of the lace.  The chronological age, where masculine and feminine characteristics are resolved into an ambiguous merge of one's own choosing, is a place of opening into an individual idea of person.  This time of relinquishing the masculine mantel for the cloak of feminine responsiveness, made available because the facial inscription of experience gives permission for gender absolution.  Visible are the statements of how we have reacted to our living.  The map is etched on the face and there is no proof necessary as to the fabrication of personal definition by social confinements.  We are the quality of our life.