"Selected Smiles" is a series of twenty-six editions of serigraphs with each print directly connected to one of the letters of the alphabet. Human expressions have always been crucial, poignant elements in my art. Some of the faces in this series are storied, significant, similar, or just plain silly. My work can be subjective and personal at times, but always strives to be deliberate, immediate, and revealing. The bold, graphic quality of the black and white serigraph allows me to get at the fundamental roots of process and content. In my portrait selections, there’s a focus on issues of gender, identity, character, humor, personality, ethnic heritage, and contemporary culture. My work allows the viewer to find parallels between the portraits I have chosen to showcase and the people that they encounter in their own daily experience."
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