Like a shaman, I dance on surfaces to open passages into the undiscovered world within, and to make meaning of the world without. My paintings are neither visions nor memories. I paint in silence with no preconceptions, drawings or ideas, relying on what I know and feel about the natural worlds, and my place in it. I move the paint, through unspoken words as tones, lines and hues, connecting images that arise through a sense of unison within patterns and structures that evolve and emerge through the process of call and response. It is a rhythmic dance on the canvas that opens up various formsof consciousness making visible the invisible, finding harmony through a passage of consciousness. Harmony is the outcome of struggle. There is beauty in struggle. My work reflects the beauty of struggle and the moments of rest and solace.