While studying an image I was working on, a descending outstretched ‘being’ came into mind . I was reminded of my comic-book youth and caricatures of heroes from those pages. The idea of doing a series of ‘heroes’ came to me in connection to these visual memories and then as a more profound subject. The world around us was spinning with news of current heroes, our literature and cultural DNA is littered with hero lore. I decided to make a series of ‘hero spirits’, each with a different temperament. My goal was to capture a gesture that is figurative but elusive and indistinct. In this way any viewer can contemplate the enigma of ‘the hero’ on their own terms. I know there is no one singular or suitable version of this subject and chose to address multiple expectations and narratives.