Haley's portrait drawings consider the kinds of thoughts that pull her from the present moment into another state of mind. Her recent pieces use superimposed imagery of compounded features and patterns to present a visual, literal cycling of these moments. The drawings are predominantly colored pencil or graphite, but the process of creating them can vary from screen printing and collage to projection and mixed media. The key to its effect is the use of one or multiple layers of dura-lar, which allow the marks of the drawing to delicately emerge and recede. It is within this soft framework of marks that a floating, impermanent sense of self is presented.
Haley has created a total of fifteen portraits with dura-lar so far, and the studies are ongoing.