I am of nature. I have been born into an informal culture of preconceived ideas. My marks present a moment. The gestures are significant, emotional, and static. The surface is tactile. It reflects the organic nature of the minerals, the reflective surface, enhanced by its shine and contrasted by dullness. I play with the luminous quality of paint. I like seeing bumps and knots and layers of materials under the surface. Color and its theory are essential to my work. Art history is very important. The subject is arbitrary, familiar, geometric, and useful to my goals of having flatness and depth, possessing an atmosphere, and a solid surface. I am on a journey of sensual experience.