Abstract painting is a practice that continuously reminds me of what I don’t know. This is why I find it so compelling. Yet, it’s in the meditative process of painting that I instinctively recognize what I do know. Painting clarifies and synthesizes form, color, substance, and illusion for me. In my small corner of the New Mexico desert, the landscape seems to merge into a singular event: sky, land, mountains, clouds, the winds and the wild grasses. I paint with an intention of framing vast light and distances, not with any specific, observable details, but with an idea of vibration – a distinct vibratory dance of energy and essence akin to poetry, or music. I've discovered that the desert holds the mystery of Being for me, and that abstract painting offers a path into the metaphysical realities of place and existence.