Older work deals with my experience of being and encountering the stranger. I find it somehow an absurd situation to be regularly surrounded by unknown entities, people who are instantly forgotten and never known, as is the situation in the modern city. From a kind of visual shorthand scrawled whilst being out in the civic zones as lone pedestrian, particular notes (drawings) from many are selected to be used almost as bones or auras in a further secondary process. This further process involves numerous rhythmic creations and destructions which serve as an open invitation for memory: physical, mental and emotional. Somehow within the rhythmical, automatic and destructive method of searching with the tool a physical manifestation of the feelings and frustration of loneliness, the distance and inability to communicate or comprehend the stranger is touched upon. Sometimes seemingly meaningless glances can penetrate through the haze of isolation and the yearning to understand them can arouse a split second of irrational judgement or assessment. This moment of inquisition, in the area of the eyeball tends to be the focus in this work. The portraits presented are as much of the self as they are of the “other”, they are memoirs of experience, of how one experiences and remembers the stranger, and of how one’s judgment of the stranger can be tainted by personal history.