I’ve always been interested in science and in taking time to observe. In painting I try to highlight the extraordinary in the ordinary. Water and other reflective lenses naturally abstract form, breaking it down into shape and color. These lenses create a barrier through which we can observe the figure broken apart and see the planes of the body or portrait mathematically. Painting allows me to stop time, focus in on a subject or an idea, and expose the nature of it. I am trying to observe the subject as it exists frozen in time, in multiple positions of suspended animation, and to share with others how extraordinary this "looking" can be.