This series of portraits was created at the Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. The particular hall that holds these objects happens to be one of my favorite locations on the National Mall. Over the years I have made numerous images of the objects occupying this hall and only now, many moons later do I feel that I have finally began to scratch the surface of who they are. Stone, gold, and mercury are some of the physical materials used to create these figures and I have (in an attempt to better know these works) used photography to further explore them. I felt the need to further isolate the figures to better know the subtleties of each of them. For it is in these images, without gallery walls, throngs of other visitors and the watchful eye of security I feel that I have come to better know them. Perhaps one day I’ll step foot into the landscapes from which they were born.