My painting method is largely about the interaction between pigment and water. I continue to feel like an observer; I am as fascinated by the process as I am by the images I produce. Each piece became its own separate world…or at least a very separate place within a world. Tiny, mysterious societies appeared as if I was leaning into some alien tide pool or peeking into a forest knot. While working on several simultaneously, I watched more relationships evolve between the beings, ultimately creating a body of work that comprises my past painting concepts and compositions into a new presentation and a new viewing point.