My starting point is close observation of the world around me and imagery that excites me. My search is for what surprises me. I admit to a frank disregard for the limitations of two-dimensional space. I make art because I discover - the limitless ways to see and absorb and create in a wide range of media. The current works I am making are mostly mixed media collages, whose pieces are cut from prior paintings of mine on paper and/or canvas, transforming their original imagery into new unrelated compositions with their own emotional and visual content.