pen on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm each
38 You and Jessie is the prototype of an ongoing portrait project. An international school students aged five to thirteen participated in this project. While working as a teacher one of students came up and asked for a portrait. I proposed that I draw her face, and after she would draw mine. It was an intensive, and intimate engagement - a meditative communication of visual sense. I continued the project with 38 student participants. On the left side of each paper is my drawing of the student and on the right side is the student’s drawing of me. I tried to depict their characters but more interestingly I found that the personalities of the children shines through theirs of mine. The quick encounters reveal mixed emotions and self-reflection.