Pieces 6 is one of my favorites in the series. I approached the drawings of the spine in two different ways. Some of the paintings have an unfinished drawing where the negative space is shaded in order to enhance the simple outline of the spine. Other drawings are fully shaded which makes them look complete. This concept refers our story that has yet to be written. Our lives are constantly changing and we cannot always predict an outcome. I like that Pieces 6 has both the negative space and fully shaded drawings together one 9″ x 10″ piece: it is the only one like it in the series. Each graphite drawing took from 45 minutes to an hour to complete, so one can imagine the number of hours crouched over these paintings.