All to often this image is one that people identify me by which is different from my current body of work, but it's still my identity for many. When I started Showing my work a couple years ago this image was one I felt represented me well, and it still seems to represents me pretty well. I wasn't sure how to create what I had envisioned, but after a couple different attempts I found the rough shavings on the pencil worked so well. The first try had little to no texture and it just didn't look so well. So in the end here is the image that has started a series of artist materials in a somewhat abstract form. Old or new it still represents me well for that period of time or the current period of time.