The “Cover-Up Series” of tapestries became a series of 9 portraits in which the faces of the people depicted are obscured by their costume. In the absence of facial expression to reveal character, we search for other clues to personality and revert to stereotypes to assign identity. While they are staring straight out of the tapestry at us, a sense of tension arises as we strive to make eye contact but cannot. As babies we learn to read facial expressions before we learn to talk. It is a matter of survival. Who are these people as individuals? What kind of people are they? Mothers, fathers, friends, terrorists?