The silhouette is one of painting’s oldest formats. One of the origins of painting is a line drawn around a shadow in the sunlight. My pictures take silhouettes and in their absence of light harken them back to a shadow of a living or departed soul. My silhouettes are more like shadows in that they contain few facial characteristics. They are mostly black hole representations of spirit in movement. When there are rocks on the bottom, the purpose is twofold. The rocks add physical weight to the canvas and also ground the shadows to the material world.

The drawings are similar in content but are done with line. They, like the paintings, are fleeting representations of presence in movement.