Simulacra are copies that depict things that either had no original to begin with, or that no longer have an original   

Originating in the sudden need to pay homage to my ancestors, this series delves into the representation of real people perceived thought the lens my eye and my memory. 

Perception is always a subjective matter and the final form of my subject suffer from my own inner persona's influence.  Jean Baudrillard argues that a simulacrum is not a copy of the real, but becomes truth in its own right, the hyperreal, and as the virtual or imaginary nature of things as glimpsed by the heightened vision of poetry or science or love can be seized and lived as real, my pieces become alive in their own right, a reflection of a personal relationship, a piece of the larger puzzle of the human mind.