My art is process leading to growth. By process I mean not only the time I spend and the physical act of making, but also the mental processing which occurs when I'm involved in creating an image. The farther I extend into the surface I'm lending depth to, the more deeply buried thoughts and memories surface within me. This allows growth, gives me a second chance to acknowledge experiences the world gave me which I held back and which have, in turn, held me back from the world. The result is surreal, subjects abstracted by the structure and rhythm of my body, the instrument.