Nevada County, California, and its eclectic mix of counter-culture refuge has had an important role in the development of my art practice. As an artist I constantly strive to create a level of intellectual uncertainty and spontaneous curiosity in my work. I am interested in the porosity and cognitive physicality of vision. I see pattern, color, and material relationships as visual devices that can challenge the pictorial space of painting and my habitual modes of perception. In my work the imbrication of pattern and materiality exist as expansive fragments of experience that create vision. As a painter I am making jesting visual propositions, decidedly entrenched in the traditions of two-dimensional pictorial space while exploring the multifaceted language and syntax of painting as it relates to my own experiences. As an artist I recognize limitation and often strive for failure in abstraction because it has become more provocative.