Here are a few close croppings from Portrait #2 in The Durham Region Portrait Project. The stories I have received from the community are practically jumping off the page and onto the canvas. I am very grateful to those who have taken the time to respond to me. I wish I could thank each person directly. But the sharing process is anonymous. The stories are pushing me to develop new visual metaphors and still call forward a number of symbols from the original portrait in this series. There is a balance so far between those elements in common and those unique to each visualized story. If I can manage to complete this portrait by the end of October or close to it I might be able to keep up the pace of completing one portrait each month until the deadline. I would love to illustrate as many of these stories as possible and I am still welcoming more.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!