Making art is about exploring the human condition. Painting, drawing and printmaking are my primary tools for exploring personal expression through the interaction of line, color, pattern and texture within a nonobjective format. For the past several years collage played a primary role in how the works were constructed. The collage papers were made from a variety of prints (relief, monotype, silkscreen) and the works evolved over time arriving at completeness after working and reworking the composition. Currently my work has taken a more meditative turn. Repetition of form and color rhythms and relationships are central to the work. While the paintings repeat many of the same forms, no two paintings are the same. I would like to think my paintings are an invitation for viewers to enter a space that is open to contemplation. A space where time slows down. A place that transcends.