Meeting someone from the past

                                                     All of the above collages began with a photocopy image of this photograph

                                                    'Portrait of a Young Writer" held in the archives of the Jewish Public Library in                                                              Montreal. Each of us was inspired to enter into a relationship with the                                                                            original portrait and in the process of collage I think we all came to see and                                                                    appreciate the character even more.  As much as she has been transformed in

                                                     these works a strong trace of her remains.