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 abstract impressionism, impressionism, street art, 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 verticality and it's many interpretations of meaning 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.