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.