Oil paint lends itself to working in transparent layers.

Each layer is one kind of truth. Together, superimposed upon each other, they create an ambiguous whole where many things are true at the same time. To me this represents the world as it really is.

Some layers are light and some are dark. Each layer is a veil, obscuring and adding to the layers beneath. The finished painting is a merging, a diagram of the way things are. They also document a bit of time travel, moving forward with the addition of paint, burrowing back by scraping through to earlier layers.

Layers are the structure of how I choose to tell the tale. The tale recounts a journey into the territory between inner and outer space. Animals and plants enact dramas, take positions in an emotional puzzle, or simply represent beauty and balance.