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The label "hero" or "heroine" is a very subjective ideal of one's own choosing. In my large format portrait drawings I'm interested in conveying via scale the strength, character and personality of an individual who has inspired me on a visceral level and in some manner encouraged my own understanding of our human interconnection.  Some of my subjects have a global presence but many do not. I like the idea of elevating the uncelebrated on a scale reflecting their lives as equally "heroic" and remarkable.  I also utilize historical references (contemporary or past) to connect and further the narrative of my "hero".