Artist Portrait: These are from a series of 9 paintings called Meditation: Self Portrait #1-9. This is the last series that I painted in my studio at Space 4 Art before I left. The image comes from a personal mandala I developed in my meditation practice about 30 years ago. It started out as a pen and ink drawing. The faces represents all the different parts that we are as humans. The way we put on masks for different situations. The way we compartmentalize trauma and try to keep it separate. All the faces come from the center and are attached to the center of the self.