A state of mind , it is the manifestation of the emotional and mental state towards a specific idea or situation. That critical state of transition, when one is finally able to remove himself from his preconceived notions of a certain situation. To overcome the situation, one develops a sort of creative response, a more radical approach. This fundamental state lends the ability to directly translate abstract thought and emotion into a physical artifact. It is that point of convergence of thought, emotion, and making. This series can be viewed as an attempt at visually translating this emotional and mental state. Each portrait is the manifestation of a different mental state. The features of the human face dissolve in the fluidity of the medium. The face loses all rational preconception. The pretensions of a realist rendering are overcome to give way for a true representation of each state of mind.