I stand before the canvas with no plan or knowledge of what I’m going to paint. The blank canvas and I stare at each other. I make the first move, drawing random lines—horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curvy, zigzag.

The act of painting, moving my hand across the canvas, is pure freedom—and fear. I continue to draw lines, wipe parts of them away, then redraw and wipe parts away again — joining, obscuring, and overlaying these lines many times. Different linear elements clash and struggle to be together - to make sense together. This process continues until the lines create forms that connect to a feeling or resonate with an experience I recognize.

In making these random gestures, a silent conversation begins with the canvas, a conversation that continues throughout the painting’s creation; a conversation that is a give and take. This conversation is important to what I paint. The paintings mirror what I’m feeling even when I'm not sure of what I am feeling. The colors and forms of the painting evolve —each telling me what to do next.

I seek a connection between the invisible feelings and the external imagery. When the synthesis is achieved, the conversation is over until a new conversation begins in another painting.