"My work is done on sculptural canvas or panel board. The figure in my paintings work as a symbol that becomes lost in the pattern and rhythm of the painting. My goal is to create an illusion that tricks the eye and makes the viewer question what is flat and what is raised. I often will create empty space in my pieces to add a stronger sense of depth. I empower the flat surface with bold strokes, high contrast, and rhythm while flattening the 3D surface with neutral color and low contrast. "