The marvel of the entire body of work of Impy Pilapil through over four decades is the consistency and sureness of direction, unwavering in the course that she was impelled to follow, untrammeled by sculptural styles and trends that have waylaid less determined sculptors in search of goals irrelevant to the pursuit of their art.
In her many artist’s statements, Pilapil has always acknowledged the inspiration she has derived from the writings of the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who called his belief system Anthroposophy (Wisdom of, or about, Man). In Steiner’s own words: “Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe. It arises in man as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling; and it can be justified only inasmuch as it can satisfy this inner need. He alone can acknowledge anthroposophy who finds in it what he himself in his own inner life feels impelled to seek.”