The body is the temple of the spirit. Real or represented, stationary or moving, the body is in space, relative to a context, a setting, an environment. The female body is more symbolic sacred linked to fertility, life …

The female human condition during the war inspired Agopian to begin a series of woman paintings. Women, he notes, «Were cracking under the pressure of war and of men’s subordination of them Intellectually and creativeley, there’s absolutely nothing a man can do that a woman can’t. This series capture woman breaking out of the shell-the mother’s womb then family, school, religion, and society. When the shell become too tight, we crack. Just like water needs to keep moving to avoir stagnation, so do humans need to renew themselves. »