My works are mainly painterly objects that are based in drawing. I love materials, particularly traditional ones because of their non-technological quality, their humbleness and weight of history. The feeling of materials and the mark of the hand are important to me. Im interested in the present moment and its rapid slide into memory and how it is remembered and recalled in the mind. The non-narrative present moment--full of secrecy, privacy, silence. The imagery is not symbolic, it just is. It is informed by my environment, renaissance and pre-renaissance painting, portraiture, reading Borges, the feeling of looking at family photographs, remembering yesterday piece by piece.