In order to make a meaningful painting I have to establish form somewhere in the swirl of line, texture and color. I find it difficult to breathe new life into a brush stroke but can charge expression into/out of these uniform lines though process that comes from alternately working line within, around and through the field. This process integrates and embeds the line and keeps it from being simply a design element. It draws the space. The many stages are visible and are there for the viewer to read. Consistent in most of these paintings is the underlying evidence of previous stages of "failed paintings" rising to the surface through layers built up, scraped down, enriching the final version.