I utilize patterns and organic forms that I find hypnotic and mesmerizing. Working with multiple layers of both additive and reductive painting processes I seek to create perceptual pieces that shift with the viewer. I find my imagery through the multilayered act of painting. In the studio, I work with multiple overlayed patterns, transparent glazes, and figure-ground plays to speak to different cognitive processes. I am highly interested in altered states and different functions of the mind. Even though my imagery is found through the process I recognize a great deal of this imagery from my experiences had on ten-day silent meditation retreats and extended fasts.