this series is about the figure and its surroundings, and how they can be interchanged. the usual approach to painting is to create a subject, and then place it against the background, which i wanted to try to change. using my shadow figures, i cut out the figures that would normally be placed into a landscape, and then painted the backgrounds i wanted to see them in on the figures themselves. when the shapes are float-mounted, the figures then create their own shadows, and carry their backgrounds with them. this series took almost a year to finish, and there are plans for many more.