Three rectangular areas display variations of the same character in a subtle parody of stances, covering her ears, eyes, and mouth. In the background are pilgrims on the steps at the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi India. The background image is from a family vacation, most likely photographed by my mother as a reference for a painting. This bizarre encounter between eastern and western imagery is tied together by my experiences. I grew up traveling between cultures, collecting mental images that combine in peculiar ways.