Yows and Jammers are representations of wacky wild dogs. They are sometimes goofy and clumsy, sometimes bashful, sometimes ravenous, and they rise up out of spastic, active paint. Vision paintings are representations without the presumed subject (dogs, objects, pictures); they are pictures of distilled sensate experiences. They have a diffused, out-of-focus background, and foreground sharpness as a direct nod to the processes of vision. There is room between the background and foreground, and I am interested in this transitional transformative space. I collect and then apply impastoed, emphatic swoops of paint to the surface of the painted image. The swoops come from palettes I’ve mixed to create other images and paintings (flowers, dogs, hummingbirds, rainbows). Vision paintings embody a shift from referencing visual phenomena to suggesting spiritual visions, dream spaces. and the possibility of apparitions. My works often include what I call a Hat, a small painting or postcard that has made its way into the work by proximity or formal likeness, or as a marker for a synchronistic experience or reference.