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Walking a line between representation and abstraction, I describe nature as a kind of behavior as much or more than creating a visual representation of it. My intention is not to depict something seen, but to create approximations of seen things, then combine them in ways that have overlapping meaning. I feel like this translation is a way to make things that outwardly seem familiar, but upon further inspection become very unfamiliar. The process is extremely improvisational within a finite set of rules. Making this work is like trying to recall a memory where the majority of the visual detail and narrative have been lost or obscured, but for some reason the memory is still there. I am trying to capture that exact compression of images and sensations that elicits on the part of the viewer a surrender to the rules of the painting.