In the working of a new picture, excitement is followed by and mostly chased with some desperation. I have some idea; nothing is totally drawn from the subconscious. I have an education, and personal taste is also involved. I love expressionism and constantly play with paint and its properties and limitations. Formalism is important in itself, but the paintings have subject matter such as history, pain, sex, or quiet, even though I may not always recognize it at first. I walk a fine line between the empirical and the unseen. A glimpse of a timeless presence. The eternal. The paintings are not to decorate. They are poems to snap us out of our mundane sleep or to flow with our natural rhythm. Something true is recognized. I think so.