These works explore my own and other people’s relationship to- and identity from- use of prescription and non-prescription drugs. Ever since drug companies began advertising their wares, I have been very curious about prescription drugs as both a topic of health and consumerism marketing issues. The works created are portraits, mainly without figurative reference, but portraits in that the objects and the drugs portrayed in the collaged works are very representative of the individual.  The works will relate to the person’s mental and physical condition, and leave open the question of the positive and negative stigmas/impacts of both the ailment and the drug(s). Current works are primarily self-portraits, but the continuing series will include “portraits” of other people and their drug usage. The 2-dimensional works consist of photography on archival MOAB Entrada 300 gm. paper with graphite, chalk and collaged paper and smaller mixed media studies mounted on wood.