I am a painter, printmaker and sculptor. The transcendent possibilities inherent in creating art compel me to speak in a visual language. My need to communicate through line, form, texture, and color is overwhelming and quite beyond words. I need to share this joy with viewers. When I begin a piece, I use the process, the material and the subject matter to guide me. I try to remain free from preconceived notions so I am taken on a journey. The spark is often a reaction to what I see. I like to experiment with new processes to keep the work fresh and to avoid falling back on facility. It’s a balancing act between control and accident. I am not afraid of problems arising, I love getting lost in a piece and have to find my way out. Ideally, the end result is something of a surprise. Ultimately, I believe what makes my work meaningful is its ability to transmit something honest and deep — beyond words — from artist to viewer, somewhere in the translation of feeling.