ARTIST'S STATEMENTMy works are journeys undertaken without a known destination, let alone a road map. I select some materials and make a mark or arrange a piece of paper, then I study it to see what other part of the picture space needs to respond and what the response might be — another mark or piece of collage. Sometimes this process flows rapidly, and sometimes it takes a while to take the next step. The mood I was in when I began the work may have passed, but its legacy remains in the piece, demanding to be worked out somehow. Eventually, I do reach a resolution, which may come as a surprise. Only then do I decide what to call the work.
Los osos, CA, 2009