Tono Stano uses conventions of fashion, theater and sculpture to make testaments of female perfection. From his gentle treatment of his subjects, we can assume some level of worship. In his interpretation of the nude theme, we see a tension between the refined and the obscene, with a hint of fear or amazement as these models seem so strong as to be invincible or mythic. His images fall into the category of formal studio work but with unexpected twists: models who seem to defy gravity and funny titles like "I am biting and laughing." Stano pays careful attention to light--he uses it to shape the contours of the body and to carve the negative space between the model and the edges of the frame. Recently he has been working on a series of nude women in landscape and a bizarre project that confuses the negative and the positive.