The exercise of painting has become an act of meditation for me, a way to connect with the mysterious unknown using the imagery of the concrete. Part of my evolution or process has been to take time out of the act of creating to ponder almost unanswerable questions. For example: What is art? What is the meaning or purpose of life? Why do I do what I do? Why do I paint? There is nothing new in these age old questions just as the act of creating images whether abstract or representational is not new. I do know that my passion and purpose is to relate things in a language other than words. The language of color, pattern and shape.