There are properties inherent to painting that dictate the ways in which the viewer is to perceive and engage with an image or object. I am currently interested in the tension between illusionistic space and the tangible physical space that painting inhabits. This is not simply an expansion of painting into three-dimensional space, but rather a reconciliation between the opticality of the picture plane and the nature of objective somatic experience. I am committed to understanding the visual and perceptual properties of painting so that I can augment its capacity for active participation. This work is not meant to be read, but rather is built to engage.