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I love chance and absurdity to play a part in my artwork. I begin by staining my canvas with coffee, acrylic ink, or black gesso. Then, I squirt dots of ink onto my surface. This action turns my canvas into an abstract image. I stare at the shapes (created by the dots and the stains) until the shapes are transformed into subject matter. It is my way of discovering something that is deeply rooted within my psyche and mind. Later, when my drawing or painting is complete, I can truly assess my finished work and then realize the true meaning. This extension of self can be deeply personal, social, political, or mundane. Typically, this is influenced by what I have been experiencing/consuming at that time in my life.

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