The core of my work is material, with the central practice based in surrender and improvisation. I come to my studio prepared with an exploration of principles from modernism, abstract impressionism, impressionism, and earth art. My process starts with a basic plan of color relationships, coupled with the material's chemistry. I excavate, cover, layer, destroy, layer again- bringing forth images. I'm attracted to movement and it's many interpretations of meaning. Much of my life has been urban settings, but recently lived in rural Minnesota, which had a visual impact on my art. My mystical relationship to the material, and surrender to the process births a resurrection of personal meaning, to bring the work to closure. Herein lies to end goal to my art making.