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"Drawing people, and for the first time, portraits of individuals I know, has brought my drawing to a new place. Not only how the final work looks as a drawing but also how will the subject, or others look upon it. Is it accurate, close, reminiscent of them or solely how I see them? Will they be flattered, amused, insulted? Throughout, I learned more about my drawing. That bald men and asymmetry are more conducive to line, flaws are extremely interesting and so-called perfection is difficult to capture.

In these drawings, gender, age, and ethnicity got lost in the similarities of features rather than their differences. This is a good thing, as a sign of connection between one another, which consists of (almost) everybody."

Amy Simon, January 2017