About 10 layers of paint, spent processing feeling displaced on earth and by others’ ways. The outcast watching and reflecting and attempting to communicate with a device to the other standing in odd, bird-like clothing. I am trying to relate the person to an animal, but they aren’t anything I recognize. The ‘helmet’ atop emerged from a combination of face-blindness and the unfamiliar atmosphere. The letter A represents earth, where there is no telepathy. Sometimes I am the one in the strange costume being judged, trying to breathe and adjust; but most of the time, I am the creature, feeling confused and bewildered, longing for home.