The Lady Series comprises eight portraits inspired by women whom I’ve known and love. Each portrait begins as a small collage of recycled papers glued to a piece of cardboard. Using pen, pencil and marker, I sketch in the finer details. Next, each piece is photographed and printed in large format. Using needle and thread, my mom and I hand sew the prints for highlight and definition. Finally, each one-of-a-kind piece is hard mounted and embellished using a variety of stones, papers and sequins to create a uniquely layered, highly textured and multi-dimensional work.