I believe that story, no matter how small, adds immensely to the experience of any art. If there is something that the viewer can infer about circumstances relating to the state of the art, or what the art is portraying, then their chance of becoming engaged, or even enthralled, by it increase greatly. When it comes to visual representations, one of the greatest story conveyances is the human face: from a natural sense it is how we are to silently infer the finer details of what another human is experiencing. The face allows for discerning whether a running figure is doing so towards or away from something, or maybe just for the fun of it. I have chosen the works for this online gallery due to the fact that in each, the representation of the human face is one that invites the assignment of story and a cause for closer examination. They are faces and expressions which draw the eye and add a significant layer of expression to the art which, I believe, is not possible through any other means. The first five selections focus on the "Lines" of the face: how the individual elements of a singular face (the focus of the eyes, the orientation of the mouth, the direction the head is facing etc.) effect the meaning the face conveys. The next three focus on the how the relation between expressions on interacting subjects are used in conjunction to create a story. The final two are examinations of facial expressions when viewed within a crowd that act as a single focal point amidst many other interacting faces.