I am involved in looking at things that include both visual and tactile sensations, through their reverberative connections. I paint things such as bread, ceramic vessels, and cloth, which have long social histories related to nutrition, invention, and culture. I work with this variety of items to construct paintings by piling them, stacking them, strewing them, and layering them into compositions which, I find, acquire a character. More often than not, I work in the panoramic format, with its implicit expectation of exploration and discovery. This format allows me to assert or hide the horizon, to represent objects frontality or through turning, and it gives the viewer an overview of the situation while allowing for an intimate examination of specific relationships.