Perception and interpretation intertwine as they do they filter the meaning of life and ask questions about, who, what, and where one is. This self-portrait questions if the stranger within knows if to show himself as confident. Images are created and often that idea of self is not a confident person. Optimism prevails, and expressions take the front seat.
A pastel study of Linwood Smith, Pioneer of Mental Health Services for Death People and co-author with Ernest Hairston., 1983. Black and Deaf in America: Are We That Different? Published by TJ Publishers, Silver Spring Md.