I began to study the collection of portraits, analyzing the visual dialogue, the meaning behind each portrait and piecing together the collective voice of everyone I had met.
I was bearing witness to the collective will, tempo and sentiment of the people. With story after story, I gained insight into the workings and ideals of the Canadian mindset. Each story was penetrating my soul—I was in awe and would tear up daily with so many revealing and touching encounters. Simultaneously, while I was busy traversing the country collecting the portraits, I was also trying to figure out how best to share my colourful, insightful findings with the nation—taking it on the road seemed to make the most sense.