What is the essence of a person, what is their texture? People are an amalgamation of their experiences, travels, relationships, feelings, aesthetics. Who we are, are simply fragments of where we have been, experiences we have had, things we have seen. Once our experiences become memory, our minds jump to brief snapshots, almost blinks- of texture, colors and feelings, which I reflect in my collages. Silhouettes are extremely personal, as is all portraiture. No one person has the same silhouette, just as no one person has the same essence. I strive to explore the intimate, personal nature of each subject through related imagery and texture which evolves through an organic process when I work. I create my collages entirely by hand, from my own imagery and magazine imagery. Creating this work using analog methods is important for me to feel in touch with each person I depict. Working from words that describe my subject, evolves imagery. Working from the imagery, evolves texture. I follow my intuition to visually describe my subjects, and once the piece is complete, I find that it comes to reflect the subject’s essence, or a facet of such- in a subconscious and intuitive manner.