When I paint I am consistently drawn to meaning and a connection to some higher consciousness. I find it important to build my artwork in layers of construction and deconstruction. Like a day of living, for my work to breathe I need to bring it through life and death and rebirth. As I engage in this process I find I can let go of what I have created and allow for a newness to emerge. This process is clear to me at times and also allusive. I can taste or see that glimmer of light yet the journey to reach it has pitfalls and ridges, rivers, storms, and rainbows. It is this challenge that provides me the impetus to continue to carry on. I believe this process is evident in my work; the building up, the tearing apart, the love, the fear, and occasionally the triumph and clarity.