On April 2, 2019 I started doing a portrait a day on 3 x 3 inch white post-its. Simple materials: charcoal, blending stump, kneaded eraser and spray fixative.
It was supposed to be an exercise in momentum, process, ditching detail and preciousness. My contribution to the 100 Day Project, a worldwide creative challenge anyone can join every year in Spring. The resulting ephemeral little things, produced in fifteen minutes or less, were perfectly suited for Instagram.
By a few weeks in, they started to gather steam and meaning. Fifteen minutes morphed into half an hour and more. I found myself drawn to inspiration shots of women, and wanted to see how much of their inner lives could be packed into a 3 x 3 inch square. Little women - consigned to tiny spaces yet demanding to be seen in full.
Dozens are posted on my Instagram feed. Here are a sampling: