My work is an idiosyncratic system that challenges perception through a formalist approach to painting.  Mindful combinations of cool and warm hues simulate vibration while gradients activate oscillation. I layer textured brushstrokes to create depth and history while tempting the viewer’s desire to touch.  Alternating overlays of rigid and gestural patterns offer a new perspective on traditional designs while provoking retinal exercise; I use familiar patterns to conjure memory and association.  Metallic pigments and surfaces function as a physical and metaphysical reference to reflection.  The resulting works are meticulously calculated abstractions that encourage optical meditation.