A portrait is by turns a layering and a peeling away— a chiaroscuro of form and shadow, memory and history, a shift of shapes in a play between obscurity and clarity.
Layers veil and unveil what is noticed, or unnoticed but simply sensed. The reading of a face as depicted in sculpture reveals its complexity as the relationship between viewer and viewed changes, and deepens through time into intimacy.

See the Companion Book.
See the installation at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB