My isolating portraiture once pushed the bulk of my expression. I have been fascinated by the perceptions and differences in reality people live in due to their identity and experience. I worked largely in graphite and charcoal with other dry media to create often colorless portraits, with figures and subjects being smothered in their nondescript surroundings. Many of these subjects themselves are performers and artists, their action superseding their identity. Others are often lost in contemplation or emotion. This lack of contrast reflected how these subjects were indistinct from their actions or environment.