I seek to surprise myself, both in the decisions made and their final resting place. The process is the definitive core of this work; not seeking a predictable and known road. I enjoy sinking my teeth into diverse subject matter to spur my imagination. The result represents a playful yet strategic undertaking. The method involves sifting through my mental art history Rolodex, the spectrum of mark making, crude sketches, language and collage elements to join and arrive at a place that is unexpectedly cohesive. They are both reverent and irreverent in regards to the two dimensional vocabulary and it’s history. I approach the paintings as distilling vessels, each being distinctive in it’s own voyage.