These paintings could all be considered self-portraits. They are not efforts to depict the outer, material world objectively or accurately. They are portrayals of inner states and realms.

I initiate a painting with an idea, or a particular energy, or an attraction to a color. After that, the color and emerging shapes themselves are so stimulating and directive that most of the preconceived plan dissolves. My intuitive understanding of what is coming through grows with the creative process and spurs it on.

When I am painting, I feel like both a receptive channel and an instrument of articulation.

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