My current work is an exploration of layers and patterns. Every piece includes at least one ladder, although it is often obscured behind paint or collage. I switch between working on wood panels and on paper. Wood lets me use a rotary sander to excavate into old layers. I sometimes employ new tools to apply paint – knives, scrapers, rollers, chopsticks. My goal is to make work that is dreamlike with an air of mystery, that a viewer can look at many times and still see something new.