They were born from a chance glance at a discarded canvas with random gray sponge markings on it. Wooley saw a face in it and for fun decided to silhouette that face.
“Each is a surprise. I never know what type of character will emerge. I love seeing them as a crowd. Nine just felt right.”
Ken Moldow, a poet and friend, was inspired by the paintings and is responsible for naming them on the advent of writing the poem inspired by the paintings.
Link to Shadow People, reflections on a suite by Ken Moldow