There is pure joy in working like a child who does not look over her shoulder to see who is watching. To create an “environment” I begin by pushing my artwork’s surface toward chaos. Without judgment, I juxtapose color next to color – surprising myself. Reaching for non-traditional tools, my goal is to unearth the relationship between the tool and the vocabulary of marks it already knows how to make. Eventually, I find my subject within the abstraction – an intuitive break though – not a planned and labored one.