The work in this series, "Gathering", was shown at a solo exhibition at Heriard-Cimino Gallery in New Orleans. I am exploring identity through fragmentation, restructuring and rebirth. I am interested in the play between the highly detailed image, the vast empty space and the 3-dimensional quality of the hand-sewn beading and embroidered thread. The images are all self-portraits. These version of me are realistically rendered, sometimes in multiples, yet placed in implausible circumstances, reflecting an intimate interior dialogue.