graphite on bristol board
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This lady is a dynamo, one of those people who the description "a force of nature" is made for! She is an artist in many different mediums--collage, handmade books, writing, drawing. Definitely one of the more creative people I've met. I took this photo of her the other day in a drawing class I'm teaching. I really appreciate her patience with me taking all those pictures--I'm sure most people don't like it all that much! Anyway, I decided to work with the one in which she's moving, because that seems to fit her best in my eyes.
One of the things I love about doing these faces is the time it gives me to see past the surface. It's like a meditation on the person and sometimes it feels like I almost get a sense of their inner being, their true selves, maybe the child they are inside. Not sure how to put it, but it's a gift!