Exploring the relationship between ‘subject’ and ‘object’, the upright I-forms connect directly with the viewer. Devoid of expressive content, these abstract figures remain open to the viewer’s unique idea of ‘self’, making the ‘I’ inclusive and collective, and potentially objective. A universal symbol, the I-figure references physical and intangible realms such as consciousness, self-reflection and spirituality. A Roman numeral meaning One or First, the ‘I’ asserts primacy, commences a sequence, and refers to origins and authenticity.