I see the imagination as a fundamental ingredient of human life.  Likewise, it plays a significant role in painting, as painting requires a swift, psychological shift to turn an idea into physical matter.  When I paint I imagine the forms I use to possess distinct personalities that in turn become my tools for working.  With them I create a narrative for each piece, putting into play several methods of paint application and removal in order to set up unanticipated relationships. Although abstract my work is rooted in the real world, inspired by forms in nature and architecture.  I interweave current events -- on a global, local or personal scale -- into the process so that each painting encapsulates a specific moment of my life.  The paintings evolve element by element and the end result cannot be preconceived.  This to me is an exciting challenge.